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  • Sikorsky S-97 Raider

    Derived from X2
    2015








    Sikorsky S-97 Raider

    Two rigid coaxial rotor prototypes designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability.

    Developed as Sikorsky entry for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) program, after the cancelation of the ARH-70 Arapaho. Main contender was the American Eurocopter/Lockheed-Martin AAS-72X but the Army cancelled the program in late 2013.

    Powered by one General Electric T700 engine, the same engine of the UH-60M Blackhawk, the first prototype completes maiden flight on May 22, 2015.

    Sikorsky is exploring civil applications for the S-97, such as transporting personnel between offshore oil platforms
    On August 2, 2017 one of the aircraft suffered a hard landing during a hovering test flight at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center at Palm Beach County, FL




    Specifications


    Engine: 1 x GE T706 2600 shp
    Capacity: 2 + 6
    Length: (m) 11
    Height: (m)
    Blades: 6
    Rotor diam.: (m) 10
    Disc area: (m2)
    Weight: (kgs)     Max: 5000
    Speed: (km/h) Cruise: 405     Max: 440
    Range: (km) 570
    Ceiling: (m) 3000
    Rate/Climb: (m/min)
    blueprints


    Derivatives & Versions


    ModelYearHistory
    SB>1 Defiant 2018 Sikorsky teamed Boeing for the US Army Joint Multi-Role (JMR) / Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programme. Main contender will be Bell V-280 Valo ...
    Raider X 2022 Sikorsky proposal for US Army Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft FARA program based on the S-97 Raider


    List of Operators of Sikorsky S-97 Raider


    From Organisation with model S-97 Raider



    Construction Numbers on database of S-97 Raider or its versions

    3s-97




    Construction Numbers

    Help Us

    C/NBuilt asYearHistory
    mockup US mockup : pictured (pic1) at Heli Expo 2014
    23feb/01Mar 2015 pictured (pic2) on display at the Hon+
    97-0001 2014 US N971SK : Sikorsky S-97 prototype pictured (pic1) first unveil 02+
    22may15 pictured (pic2) on First Flight at Sikorsky Dev+
    badly damaged at Sikorskys flight test center in West +
    97-0002 2015 US N972SK : 12oct15 pictured at AUSA 2015, Washington DC
    3 C/N.


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