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S-97 Raider  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 22 May 2015
Total Production: 2
Origin: United States of America
Corporations: Aurora Flight Sciences and Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation*   (*) lead contractor
Parent System: S-97 Raider
Initial Operational Capability (IOC):
Maiden Flight: 22 May 2015
Total Production: 2
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Description: The S-97 Raider is a light tactical helicopter intended for assault and attack roles developed as a follow-on program to the X2 technology demonstrator also developed by Sikorsky. The X2 technology demonstration program began in 2005. The S-97 Raider aircraft has a cabin for six passengers and has the ability to carry armament. The S-97 will be capable of 10,000-foot hover out of ground effect on a 95-degree day. Like the X2, it will be designed to feature twin coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and a pusher propeller that enables to cruise at 220 knots. Other innovative technologies include fly-by-wire flight controls, hub drag reduction, active vibration control, and an integrated auxiliary propulsion system. In July 2011, Sikorsky announced that the US military was funding the design, assembly and flight test of two S-97 prototypes to evaluate the viability of a fast and maneuverable next-generation rotorcraft for a variety of combat missions.

S-97 Raider Specifications

Crew: 2
Troops: 6
Hovering Ceiling: 10,000 foot (3,048 meter)
Cruise Speed: 220 knot (407 kph)
Max Takeoff Weight: 11,000 pound (4.99 ton)
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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S-97 Raider News

There are 7 news between
14 Jul 2011 and 4 Oct 2018
Thursday, October 4, 2018Sikorsky S-97 Raider Exceeds 200 Knots during Flight Testing
Friday, May 22, 2015Sikorsky S-97 Raider Helicopter Achieves Successful First Flight
Wednesday, February 4, 2015Sikorsky S-97 Raider Armed Reconnaissance Rotorcraft Program Begins Ground Tests
Thursday, October 2, 2014Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider Advanced Helicopter Demonstrator
Monday, January 16, 2012Sikorsky Announces Supplier Team for S-97 Raider Helicopter Program
Thursday, January 12, 2012GE YT706-GE-700R Engine Selected for S-97 Raider Experimental Helicopter
Thursday, July 14, 2011US Army to Test S-97 Raider Helicopter Derived from Sikorsky's X2 Technology Demonstrator

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