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Video of the newest high-speed SB-1 Defiant helicopter developed by Sikorsky

WASHINGTON, (BM) – The US Department of Defense is implementing the Future Vertical Lift program. Within its framework, a high-speed helicopter was created, called SB-1 Defiant. Its developer is the company Sikorsky Aircraft and the tests was posted online, learned BulgarianMilitary.com.

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It is noted that during the tests the helicopter showed its ability to maneuver at low altitudes. This characteristic is especially significant for the US military. In the United States, many experts delight in the impressive performance of the SB-1 Defiant, in particular its unique take-off and landing capabilities.

The maximum speed of the device is 460 kilometers per hour and can boast of its super maneuverability due to this, the rotorcraft will be able to secretly land its troops on enemy territory, or evacuate the wounded. Despite the fact that the prototype is designed to carry personnel, it is possible that the SB-1 Defiant may be equipped with weapons in the future.

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Earlier, GLAS reported that it became known when the last trials of the Superhunter would begin. The upcoming tests of the Mi-28NM helicopter will determine how ready it is for deliveries to the troops.

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