Tag Archives: Mars helicopter

The next generation of choppers are well on the way

With the U.S. entering their 8th decade with operational helicopters, there is a lot of interesting work currently afoot in that arena for the 9th.

Sikorsky and Boeing have teamed up to replace the UH-60 Blackhawk in the Army’s service with the SB1 Defiant, a “rotorcraft” that gives V-22-like performance without the tilting wing.

NASA is ready to beat the thin air of Mars into submission with a cube-shaped whirlybird