A news report about the USS Iowa gun turret explosion in 1989.
The S-97 Next Gen Attack Helicopter
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.