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December 12, 2018

Defiant Lives Up To Its Name, Won’t Fly Until 2019

First flight of the SB-1 Defiant compound helicopter prototype has been pushed to 2019, officials…

December 05, 2018

With New High-Speed Prototype, Russian Helicopters Gunning For Sikorsky’s Raider

The Russian Ministry of Defense has officially approved development of a new high-speed combat helicopter…

November 26, 2018

Kopter’s Third SH09 Prototype Cleared For Flight Testing

Kopter Group’s third prototype SH09 developmental helicopter has received clearance to begin flight testing in…

October 17, 2018

Airbus Begins Building Parts For Speedy Racer Prototype, First Flight in 2020

Three-dimensional designs for Airbus’ Racer high-speed compound helicopter are cleared for production, opening a path…

October 16, 2018

Kopter Readies For Triple-Digit SH09 Production By 2025

Kopter is seeing enough demand for its developmental SH09 multirole ...

October 08, 2018

Sikorsky-Boeing SB-1 Defiant Prototype Complete, Except For Main Rotors

Installation of its eight 30-foot-long rigid rotor blades is all the SB-1 Defiant needs to…

October 05, 2018

Investment in Future Vertical Lift Worth The Risk, Industry Officials Agree

Aircraft manufacturers are willing to develop next-generation rotorcraft technologies on their own dime as long…

October 04, 2018

Sikorsky’s Speedy S-97 Raider Prototype Tops 200 Knots in Level Flight

Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider light-attack prototype has exceeded 200 kt in level forward flight and is…

September 26, 2018

Lockheed Martin Readies Ducted-Fan ARES Drone for Flight Demo at Yuma Proving Ground

Lockheed Martin is readying the Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded ...

September 07, 2018

DARPA Seeks ‘Mosaic Warfare’ Approach to Future Conflicts

The Defense Advanced Projects Research Agency (DARPA) wants the Department of Defense (DOD) to fully…