Benefiting from the XH-59 (Advancing Blade Concept) and X-49A experiences, the high-speed helicopter technology demonstrator made its first flight at the Schweizer Aircraft facility on August 27, 2008. It is a single-engined fly-by-wire aircraft that features coaxial rotors and a pusher propeller. Was retired on July 2011 after accumulating 22 hours over 23 test flights. Development continued with the S-97 Raider a high-speed scout and attack helicopter proposal for the US Army
Derivatives & Versions
|S-97 Raider||2015|| Two rigid coaxial rotor prototypes designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance ... |
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 B ...
List of Operators of Sikorsky X2
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