in ,

Sikorsky Prepares Raider Helicopter for Proposal to Army With Recent Speed Test

Sikorsky Prepares Raider Helicopter for Proposal to Army With Recent Speed Test - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Sikorsky Prepares Raider Helicopter for Proposal to Army With Recent Speed Test - top government contractors - best government contracting eventThe S-97 Raider helicopter of Lockheed Martin‘s Sikorsky subsidiary has surpassed a speed record of 200 knots during a recent flight test in preparation for proposal to the U.S. Army.

Lockheed said Thursday Sikorsky intends for the helicopter to become part of the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program aiming to further implement future vertical lift technology in the service branch’s fleet.

The Raider leverages Sikorsky’s X2 Technology that is geared to double the aircraft’s speed as compared with standard helicopters, and also to allow for low-speed handling.

The light tactical prototype helicopter also features new technologies that make up its vehicle management systems, fly-by-wire flight controls and systems integration.

ExecutiveBiz Logo

Sign Up Now! ExecutiveBiz provides you with Daily Updates and News Briefings about Technology

Richard McConn, Arnold Punaro Appointed to NDIA Board Leadership Roles; Hawk Carlisle Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

Richard McConn, Arnold Punaro Appointed to NDIA Board Leadership Roles; Hawk Carlisle Quoted

SAIC to Support USDA IT Modernization Centers of Excellence; Bob Genter Quoted - top government contractors - best government contracting event

SAIC to Support USDA IT Modernization Centers of Excellence; Bob Genter Quoted