S-97 Raider Weapon Systems // Aircraft // Helicopters


Country of Origin: USA

The S-97 Raider is a development of Sikorsky's X2 technology demonstrator (see separate record) that uses twin coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and a pusher propeller to achieve significantly greater speeds than conventional helicopters. Sikorsky is building two S-97 light tactical helicopter prototypes for evaluation by the U.S. military. The company has also submitted a similar X2 design for the Army's Armed Aerial Scout program. Sikorsky is funding the development of the Raider...

 

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