Defiant Vs. Valor: Inside the Head-to-Head Helo Battle To Replace the Black Hawk
The UH-60 Black Hawk is a helicopter legend, and the battle to replace it is heating up.
In 2022 the Army will choose a new aircraft to replace its Reagan-era UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Two contenders from Sikorsky-Boeing and Bell will battle it out to become the winner of the Service’s Future Long-Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program and the Army’s next combat helo when it deploys in 2030.
But “helicopter” isn’t even the right word to describe these two aerial beasts.