Sikorsky SB>1 Defiant

Derived from S-97 Raider


Sikorsky SB>1 Defiant

Sikorsky teamed Boeing for the US Army Joint Multi-Role (JMR) / Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme.

Main contender will be Bell V-280 Valor with other proposals from AVX and Lockheed Martin.

On August 2, 2018 the first prototype was registered as the Sikorsky S-100 N100FV and achieved first flight on March 21, 2019.

Model News

SB>1 Defiant Tested at NFAC Wind Tunnel, 16-Oct-19 : #NFAC Sikorsky and Boeing engineers tested a 1/5 scale model of the SB>1 Defiant in the 40- by 80-foot (12x24 meters) wind tunnel of the National Full-Scale Aerodynamics Complex (NFAC) at Moffett Field, California

Marines Starts UH/AH-1 Replacement Process, 22-Sep-19 : #AURA The US Marine Corps launches the Attack Utility Replacement Aircraft (AURA) program for a next generation aircraft to replace current Bell UH-1Y and AH-1Z Huey helicopters around 2030

T55 Engines Powers the SB>1 Defiant, 16-Apr-19 : #T55 A pair of Honeywell T55 engines powered the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) demonstrator Sikorsky/Boeing SB>1 Defiant intended to modernize the US Army Aviation branch

Sikorsky / Boeing SB>1 Defiant First Flight, 21-Mar-19 : #Defiant The Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant prototype performed maiden flight at Sikorsky’s facility at West Palm Beach, Florida

SB>1 Defiant Begun Ground Tests, 14-Jan-19 : #Defiant The Boeing/Sikorsky SB>1 Defiant demonstrator run first ground tests

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List of Operators of Sikorsky SB>1 Defiant

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Construction Numbers on database of SB>1 Defiant or its versions

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Construction Numbers

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C/NBuilt asYearHistory
100-0001 2018 US N100FV : Dec16 fuselage pictured undergoing structural and load +
Sikorsky S-100 from 02aug18 for FLRAA program
26dec18 unveiled at West Palm Beach, FL
Jan19 ground engine tests
f/f 21mar19 about 30 minutes West Palm Beach Facility

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