Sikorsky-Boeing Delivers Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft Proposal Early To U.S. Army

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The Sikorsky-Boeing staff unveiled the next statement on the early submittal of the proposal for DEFIANT X™ for the U.S. Army’s Upcoming Lengthy-Selection Assault Plane (FLRAA).

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This statement can be attributed to Paul Lemmo, president, Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and to Mark Cherry, vice president and common manager, Vertical Lift, Boeing Defense, Place & Protection:

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“Continuing a 75-calendar year partnership with the U.S. Military, offering and sustaining the iconic BLACK HAWK, Chinook and Apache, the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing team appears to be to the long term with the Future Extensive-Array Assault Aircraft – DEFIANT X. Right now, Group DEFIANT accomplished and submitted the proposal for the U.S. Army’s FLRAA opposition, featuring lower-possibility, transformational capacity that provides on an Army essential modernization priority and advancements the upcoming of Army aviation. DEFIANT X delivers pace wherever it matters, survivability, unsurpassed electricity, maneuverability, remarkable managing in any atmosphere and reduce lifecycle fees – although working in the exact footprint as the BLACK HAWK. We are self-confident that DEFIANT X, supported by our longstanding Military industrial base suppliers, is the finest alternative for providing overmatch on the Multi-Area Operational battlefield in INDOPACOM and across the globe.”

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For more information and facts on DEFIANT X and Upcoming Vertical Lift, visit https://www.lockheedmartin.com/fvl.

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About Sikorsky and Boeing
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Alongside one another, Sikorsky and Boeing have created 90 percent of the U.S. Army’s recent army rotorcraft and have totaled much more than 20 million flight hrs. We’re the group that has introduced ahead iconic military rotorcraft including: Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache. The iconic UH-60 Black Hawk has tested by itself to be the premiere assault platform in the world and DEFIANT X will deliver the upcoming amount of capability that the Upcoming Prolonged-Vary Assault Aircraft needs. 
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Added background:

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  • The Sikorsky-Boeing workforce carries on to perform flight tests and develop SB-1 DEFIANT’s flight envelope. This check info is correlating the DEFIANT X digital versions and was incorporated in our proposal to the U.S. Military.
  • Jointly, Sikorsky and Boeing, supported by a nationwide Army industrial base of suppliers, have a lot more than 20 million Army flight several hours of tested overall performance about the past 75 many years. We are fully commited to offering a weapon program that delivers transformational capability and affordability throughout the full system, about the whole lifecycle – such as efficient sustainment, reuse of navy construction and minimized schooling time and charges.
  • We’ve created-in affordability through simplicity of upkeep, trustworthiness and innovative producing tactics.  Our investments in electronic transformation, configuration layout and aircraft sizing have driven a ideal-value option for the Military. DEFIANT X has the same operational footprint as the BLACK HAWK making it possible for the Army to leverage present operations, airfield configurations and hangars, steering clear of costly infrastructure expense. And mainly because our configuration flies like a helicopter with increased capabilities, training pilots is related to the education that exists in the Military now.
  • Our digital structure and state-of-the-art producing permits the Military to reduce cost across the entire lifecycle of the platform – which includes fleet administration affordability and performance and quick, very affordable updates.
  • DEFIANT X is designed for fleet dependability and availability, such as prolonged routine maintenance-absolutely free operating periods, authentic-time auto heath administration and fewer components.
  • Our open system strategy will allow the Army to conveniently modernize DEFIANT X over time, supplying the overall flexibility and adaptability needed to remain forward of the evolving danger as missions and situations improve.

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