SB-1 Defiant Is Built!

The SB-1 Defiant is a joint venture of Boeing and Sikorsky that was rolled out of its West Palm Beach, FL. hanger in 2018.

This is one of two advanced prototypes built for the U.S. Army’s Joint Multirole technical demonstration (JMR-TD) Program. This vertical-lift bird is on steroids; designed to fly at twice the speed with twice the range range of conventional helos. Its pusher prop and vertically stabilized empennage (rudders and elevators)  makes it highly maneuverable.

Plans are to have it flying in 2019. Can’t wait!

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