Defiant Executes Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) Mission Profile

Issue: 02-2022

It was reported on January 18, 2022 that the Lockheed Martin Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT successfully completed FLRAA mission profile test flights, including confined area landings and low-level flight operations. These flights validate DEFIANT’s relevance to the Army’s mission, providing agility at the objective (also known as the “X”), and increased survivability, all while reducing pilot workload. SB>1 DEFIANT is the technology demonstrator proving out transformational capabilities for the DEFIANT X weapon system, the Sikorsky-Boeing team offering for the US Army’s FLRAA competition as part of the Army’s Future Vertical Lift programme.