The S-97 Next Gen Attack Helicopter

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Imagine a next-generation attack helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds more than 220 knots (407 km/h), flying as high as 10,000 feet (3 km) in 95° of heat. The Sikorsky S-97™ Raider™ helicopter is poised to realize this vision and to revolutionize next-generation military aviation. The S-97™ Raider™ aircraft multi-mission capabilities will meet both conventional U.S. Army and Special Operations future requirements in a variety of combat roles. Potential applications for US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps are also being reviewed. Sikorsky Aircraft has invested in the X2 Technology™ to illustrate its commitment to developing future capabilities that are achievable and affordable. X2 Technology is scalable to a variety of military missions including assault, armed reconnaissance, close-air support, combat search and rescue, and unmanned applications.

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  1. LogicMine
    LogicMine Aug 02, 2013

    What happened to the LHX (Light Helicopter eXperimental) program?

  2. Jamie42
    Jamie42 Aug 08, 2013

    With way Hagal is cutting or proposing cutting personnel, equipment, weapons systems, and funds; I cannot foresee this helicopter program going forward for the Sikorsky S-97 at this time. Of course, we all know very well, how after each war, out country cuts back EVERYTHING military, and when the next one or two breaks out; we are found sitting on our collective thumbs trying to figure out how to get back up "to speed" in a rapid manner. Then we will also find ourselves wishing we had a few of the weapons systems in our military "toybox".

  3. goatdriverNam66
    goatdriverNam66 Aug 14, 2013

    Sikorskyhelicopter, the concept has been proven decades ago, in production by many styles, models for years by the Russians. The kinks have been worked, the S-97 is the icing on the cake model. Very sweet!

  4. itschallenger2
    itschallenger2 Aug 14, 2013

    True (question on budgeting) Let's create new multibillion dollar programs and sequestor pay more. hmmm

  5. 32074233
    32074233 Jan 25, 2014

    Certainly, tanks and other ground-attack vehicles are now obsolete.

  6. Big33ArmyGX0973NV
    Big33ArmyGX0973NV Jun 15, 2014


  7. 3959489
    3959489 Jan 02, 2015

    I want one........

  8. 26-00758658
    26-00758658 Nov 10, 2016

    just think how much better the marine corps could have been it they had radio man providing rapid deployment from any where around the globe,

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