Sikorsky unveils S-97 for high-speed scout and attack helicopter contest

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…

S-97.jpg(Image: Silkorsky)

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