S-97 RAIDER® Demonstrator
RAIDER® is a next-generation light tactical prototype helicopter capable of carrying six troops and external weapons that will redefine helicopter flight during the 21st century.
Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology™, RAIDER® incorporates the latest advances in fly-by-wire, flight controls, vehicle management systems, and systems integration. These technologies enable the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. RAIDER® can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, nearly double the speed of a conventional helicopter. Designed for "high and hot" operations, the helicopter is capable of flying at 10,000 feet in 95℉ heat.
In addition to serving the U.S. Army and Special Operations, the S-97 RAIDER® helicopter could potentially be applied to U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps missions. The X2 Technology at the heart of the RAIDER® helicopter is scalable to a variety of military missions including light assault, light attack, armed reconnaissance, close-air support, combat search and rescue, and unmanned applications.
The RAIDER® program has been funded entirely by Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin and our industry partners.
S-97 RAIDER®: The Next Big Thing in Army Aviation
SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS
|Low acoustic signature|
|Exceptional hover capability|
|High cruise speed|
|Agility for close air support|
|Fly-by-wire flight controls|
|Multi-Mission for Operational Flexibility|
|Internal aux fuel tank for extended range / increased endurance|
|Additional ammunition capacity|
|Six seat cabin|
|Aerial refueling capable|
|Maximum gross weight||11,400 lb|
|Endurance (standard fuel)||>2.7hrs|
|Cruise speed||>200 kts|
|C-17 loadout||Four aircraft|
|.50 cal gun|
|7.62 mm gun|
The Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Aircraft delivers improvements in performance across a wide range of mission parameters.