Sikorsky has begun flight testing of the CH-148 Cyclone maritime helicopter for the Canadian Forces. The first flight on Nov. 15 at the company‚Äôs development test center in West Palm Beach, Fla., explored handling at speeds up to 30 kt. The CH-148 is a development of the commercial S-92 for shipborne anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare, search-and-rescue and transport missions. The helicopter has digital fly-by-wire flight controls, automatic blade and tail fold, deck lock and anti-icing ...
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