Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight
On May 22, 2015, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™
helicopter. Based on the X2 Technology™ demonstrator coaxial rotor design, the RAIDER™ helicopter is capable of being developed into a unique multi-mission configuration that is able to carry six troops and
external weapons. The coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and pusher propeller are expected to provide
cruise speeds up to 240 knots (276 mph). Click here for more information on this historic flight.