The Week in Defense, Jan. 19-26, 2021

Defiant helicopter
Recent testing showed how the Defiant’s propeller configuration could handle rapid deceleration and landing in tight spots.
Credit: Lockheed Martin
SB-1 Defiant Demonstrates Near-Vertical Drop Lockheed Martin says it has completed a series of mission profile tests of the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant rotorcraft demonstrator as the U.S. Army continues evaluating competing bids for the Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) contract. The tests...
Jen DiMascio

Based in Washington, Jen previously managed Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage.

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