Defiant Demonstrator Passes External Lift Test

SB-1 Defiant carries a 5,300 lb. external load in a recent flight test
Credit: Sikorsky-Boeing
A Sikorsky-Boeing team has proven that the SB-1 Defiant demonstrator can lift a 5,300-lb. underslung load on an external hook. A video released on July 22 by the contender for the U.S. Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) shows the SB-1 lifting to a hover an external load that the...

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