X2 speed, combined with next-generation flight control maneuverability, will dominate in future Joint All-Domain Operations (JADO) environments. X2™ Technology offers revolutionary flight-control design that will enable deceleration and acceleration that is truly transformational. X2-rotor design will ensure extraordinary flight stability, safety and assurance in the most rigorous of tactical operations. DEFIANT X will be equipped with a proven optionally-piloted flight control system that will enable more reliable and safer operations in low altitude, obstacle-rich environments or in degraded, uncertain conditions. Providing speed where it matters, DEFIANT X is ready for the future battlefield.
Together, Sikorsky and Boeing have built more than 90 percent of the U.S. Army’s current military rotorcraft and have totaled more than 15 million flight hours. We’re the team that has produced iconic military rotorcraft including: BLACK HAWK, Chinook and Apache, and we are in the best position to deliver interoperability with the enduring fleet. With proven world wide supply chain partners, DEFIANT X will leverage an established, low-risk manufacturing capability that is augmented by a proven digital thread and advanced manufacturing processes in use today on the BLACK HAWK, Combat Rescue Helicopter and CH-53K. Sikorsky and Boeing’s joint resources and experience in JADO capabilities make the DEFIANT X team the best team to deliver a holistic weapons system to the Army.
Enables state-of-the-art rotorcraft stability and control, reducing aircrew workload for future autonomous ops.
Reduces parasitic drag and enables high-speed transport.
Reduces vibration effects and limits corrosion in harsh environments.
Cabin for 12 Combat Troops
Cabin for 12 Combat Troops or 3,680 lbs. of cargo provides a survivable and networked space for Soldiers.
Advanced Coaxial Rotor System
Fully composite, rigid blades provide unprecedented maneuverability, agility, delivering a tactical advantage.
Pusher Prop with Clutch
Provides high degree of maneuverability through quick acceleration and deceleration.
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