Lose your tail rotor? No problem, Sikorsky says of coaxial Defiant running to replace Black Hawk

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February 20, 2020


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Lose your tail rotor? No problem, Sikorsky says of coaxial Defiant running to replace Black Hawk

None of the tail section on the Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant is flight critical, according to test pilots who see that as an advantage in the aircraft's bid to replace the U.S. Army's UH-60s.

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