Lockheed Martin and Boeing have taken the wraps off the Defiant X advanced military helicopter being developed for the US Army’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) competition. Billed as the fastest, most maneuverable, and most survivable assault helicopter in history, it is based on the team’s SB>1 Defiant demonstrator prototype.
The goal of the FLRAA competition is to produce a medium-class multi-role assault helicopter with twice the speed and range of current designs. The Defiant X uses coaxial main rotors and a rear-mounted pusher prop. These eliminate the risk of r