We will show you a new helicopter which will replace the UH-60 Black Hawk in the future.
The Defiant X is Sikorsky/Boeing’s entry into the Army’s Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program, which aims to replace the Black Hawks that were introduced into Army service in the early 1980s.
Although the UH-60 has been a reliable workhorse and regularly updated with new tech, the Army believes it’s time for a new, clean-sheet aircraft that can take advantage of the last 40 years of aircraft research and development.
The new helicopter also features fly-by-wire controls. These turn the pilot’s physical movements into electrical signals that are fed into the flight computer, which then interprets the movements into commands to the flight control surfaces.