Tag: Future Vertical Lift

Boeing is testing AH-64E Block 2 Compound, the new high-speed Apache concept
The new Apache would feature a large fixed-wing, rearward-pointing exhaust, a downward-pointing vertical fin, and a pusher propeller in the rear. A new Apache attack helicopter with increased speed and less drag: these modifications, known as AH-64E Block 2 Compound are being tested by Boeing. As reported by Jane’s the new Apache would...
Here are the first photos of Sikorsky Boeing SB>1 Defiant Helicopter
The SB>1 Defiant is designed to fly at twice the speed and range of today's conventional helicopters and offers advanced agility and maneuverability Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, and Boeing provided the first look at the SB>1 Defiant helicopter. Noteworthy the companies have developed the Defiant for...
S-97 Raider exceeds 200 knots
Raider, developed by Sikorsky, is based on the company's proven X2 Technology, enabling speeds twice that of conventional helicopters The Sikorsky S-97 Raider light tactical prototype helicopter recently flew faster than 200 knots at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center, Lockheed Martin has announced. Raider, developed by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company, is based on the company's proven X2 Technology, enabling speeds...
Footage shows Bell V-280 Valor tiltrotor "turning" its rotors for the first time
The V-280 Valor will undergo a series of functional tests running all aircraft systems and flight controls in preparation for first flight this fall The interesting video in this post features Bell V-280 Valor prototype aircraft beginning its restrained ground run test operations. The aircraft will continue ground run testing at the Bell Helicopter Amarillo Assembly Center where it will...