Sikorsky Optimizes Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft Design With Raider

Lockheed Martin’s Sikorsky subsidiary has handed over its S-97 Raider compound helicopter to a team to improve the design of the company’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft offering for the U.S. Army, Rotor & Wing International reported Tuesday.

“We’ve essentially transitioned the asset to the FARA team to execute risk reduction for FARA,” said Chris Van Buiten, vice president of Sikorsky Innovations.

Van Buiten noted that the compound helicopter is “very representative” of what the company will propose to the service branch.

Sikorsky is one of the five contractors selected by the Army in April to design prototypes of the FARA platform, which will replace the service’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior aircraft and a portion of the AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet.

The report said the Raider aircraft has logged a total of 55 flight hours and has flown at an altitude of up to 8K feet and at a level cruise flight of 207 knots.

You may also be interested in...

Seth Cutler CISO NetApp

NetApp’s Seth Cutler: AI Can Support Agency Data Security, Compliance Efforts

Seth Cutler, chief information security officer of NetApp, has said implementing artificial intelligence tools can help the public sector manage data protection, compliance and risks as agencies increase the pace of digital transformation projects to address cybersecurity threats.

Cybersecurity

DIU Taps CounterCraft to Help Deploy, Mature Threat Intell Prototype

The Defense Innovation Unit has awarded threat intelligence technology maker CounterCraft an other transaction agreement to mature the company’s counterintelligence tool in an effort to improve the protection of Department of Defense systems.

Palo Alto Networks

Palo Alto Networks Gets FedRAMP Approval for Three Data Security Products

Palo Alto Networks has added three cloud products to its suite of government-approved offerings under the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. The Palo Alto Networks Government Cloud Services now includes the Prisma Cloud, Cortex XDR and Cortex Data Lake platforms that have received moderate FedRAMP authorization with the help of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the company said Monday.