The United States aimed at upgrading its helicopter fleet in the foreseeable future. Feature of a fundamentally new machines will be higher than their predecessors, speed. This plan to achieve through the application of the new scheme in which aircraft will receive one coaxial rotor and single pusher propeller in the rear.
One of the anticipated products in this direction will be promising for the Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant, which shall soon to rise in the sky. According to the edition of ExecutiveBiz, rotary-wing aircraft registered in the Federal office of civil aviation USA under the designation S-100. At the same time, Lockheed Martin Corporation, which owns Sikorsky, has said it will continue to use their designs and the old designation SB-1 Defiant.
In the framework of the project of the American aircraft manufacturers want to create a machine that would have replaced a well-deserved helicopters UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook and added drums AH-64 Apache. Experts have tested the software for SB-1, as well as the engine, transmission, hydraulic and fuel systems.
Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant. Image / ©worldaviawas
According to calculations, the mass of the new helicopter — 13.6 tons. He will be able to reach the speed of 463 km/h and transport up to 12 Marines in full gear. When designing the Defiant’s use of technology obtained during the development of the technology demonstrator high-speed helicopter reconnaissance S-97 Raider. He will become the first car in the new line of high-speed helicopters the Armed forces of the United States. The car is then seen chiefly as the alternative to the outdated light reconnaissance helicopters such as the Bell OH-58 Kiowa. Presumably, the maximum speed S-97 Raider will be 444 km/h. the Aircraft can carry up to six people, in addition, will use different weapons.