Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company,
and Boeing have provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant
helicopter the companies have developed for the U.S. Army’s Joint
Multi-Role technology demonstrator program.
The SB>1 Defiant is
designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today’s
conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and
The aircraft will help inform the next generation of
military helicopters as part of the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical
The helicopter is participating in the army’s
Joint Multi-Role-Medium Technology Demonstrator program with data from
SB>1 Defiant helping the army develop requirements for new
utility helicopters expected to enter service in early-2030.