Boeing and Sikorsky show new high-speed SB-1 Defiant video

American aerospace company Boeing on Twitter released a new video with the upcoming SB-1 Defiant helicopter.

The signature to the video indicates the ability of the aircraft to maneuver at high speeds at low altitudes.

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In March 2019, the first flight of the demonstrator of the Sikorsky – Boeing SB-1 Defiant multi-purpose high-speed military helicopter took place at the West Palm Beach airfield.

The maximum take-off weight of the SB-1 Defiant is 14.5 tons. The cruising speed of the aircraft is 460 kilometers per hour. The car accommodates up to 18 people. SB-1 Defiant is created by the American companies Sikorsky (part of Lockheed Martin Corporation) and Boeing as part of the Future Vertical Lift project, which involves updating the fleet of American military helicopters after 2030.

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