in ,

Sikorsky-Boeing Team Submits Early Proposal for Army’s New Long-Range Assault Helicopter Competition

Sikorsky-Boeing Team Submits Early Proposal for Army's New Long-Range Assault Helicopter Competition - top government contractors - best government contracting event

The partnership between Boeing and Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has submitted a proposal for the U.S. Army’s development program that seeks to replace the UH-60 Black Hawk utility helicopter with a new assault aircraft.

The Sikorsky-Boeing team has entered the service branch’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft competition with the partnership’s Defiant X helicopter bid, Lockheed said Tuesday.

Defiant X is designed to maneuver and survive in any environment while producing the same footprint as the existing Black Hawk helicopter.

“The Sikorsky-Boeing team continues to conduct flight tests and expand SB>1 Defiant’s flight envelope. This test data is correlating the Defiant X virtual models and was included in our proposal to the U.S. Army,” according to the companies.

The Sikorsky-Boeing team intends for Defiant X to support the Army’s modernization priority and future aviation.

A joint statement from Paul Lemmo, president of Sikorsky; and Mark Cherry, vice president and general manager for vertical lift at Boeing’s defense, space and security business, noted that the team’s pursuit of the FLRAA program builds on a 75-year partnership with the Army to sustain Black Hawk, Chinook and Apache helicopters.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Industry News

Guidehouse to Acquire Dovel Technologies; Ramzi Musallam, Scott McIntyre Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Guidehouse to Acquire Dovel Technologies; Ramzi Musallam, Scott McIntyre Quoted

Iridium's Matt Desch on LEO Network Innovation, M&A Activity in Satellite Industry - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Iridium’s Matt Desch on LEO Network Innovation, M&A Activity in Satellite Industry