Monday, May 22, 2017

Sikorsky s-97 Raider - Charles D'Alberto

Charles D'Alberto
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

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Posted By Charles D'Alberto