Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary completed the first flight of its HH-60W Combat Rescue Helicopter this Friday, where the search and rescue aircraft's capabilities were assessed at the company's site in West Palm Beach, Fla. Sikorsky said Friday the flight test comes as part of an Air Force program that seeks to acquire 113 new HH-60Ws. Compared to the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that currently support the military branches' personnel recovery operations, the new HH-60W model can hold almost twice as much fuel as the HH-60G, in addition to being designed for improved defense.More
Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary has received awards from the Vertical Flight Society in validation of the company's efforts in rotocraft technology. The organization awarded three teams and four individuals from Sikorsky during the 75th Annual Forum and Technology event, Lockheed said Thursday.More
Tim Malia, director of future vertical lift-light at Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary, told The War Zone in an interview published Wednesday about the X2 helicopter technology and its potential role in the development of FVL aircraft. “The term X2 technology refers to a suite of technologies developed by Sikorsky that enable the X2 aircraft to operate at high speed while improving operational capability, maneuverability, agility, survivability, and lethality at the landing zone,“ Malia said.More
A joint venture between Boeing and Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary has completed the initial ground testing of a new compound helicopter in West Palm Beach, Fla., Rotor & Wing International reported Thursday. The SB>1 Defiant helicopter spun its coaxial rigid rotors at slow speeds while remaining on the ground, as seen in a video posted Thursday.More
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