Building on the record-breaking X2 demonstrator, Sikorsky has launched the S-97 Raider programme to fly and test a high-speed scout and attack helicopter.
The coaxial-rotor, compound helicopter,
scheduled to complete first flight within 50 months, will carry weapons
and troops like the Russian Mil Mi-24, but fly faster than 200kt
(370km/h) in cruise, and 220kt in dash mode, Sikorsky says. Continue reading...