Sikorsky Innovations

We're Engineering a Better Tomorrow
FIVE YEARS OF SIKORSKY INNOVATIONS
Leveraging the strengths of Sikorsky Aircraft to quickly and affordably solve the toughest problems in vertical flight

Sikorsky Innovations is an agile, distributed group of experts within the Engineering & Technology, as well as our academic, industry and business partners. Working together, we are leveraging the strengths of Sikorsky Aircraft to quickly and affordably solve the toughest problems in vertical flight by introducing new technologies, processes and products.


Speed

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Tied to the success of the X2 Technology™ Demonstrator, Speed is demonstrated in the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter. The first application of X2 Technology, this aircraft is expected to fly at cruise speeds up to 240 knots (276 mph) in armed configuration.

Autonomy

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Developed through MATRIX™ Technology, the Autonomy pillar gives humans the technology and tools to fly missions more often and more effectively, enable new missions and improve safety and reliability, while reducing the cost of owning aircraft.

INTELLIGENCE

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Intelligence technologies are changing the way we fly and maintain helicopters. By coupling intelligent systems with the health and usage operations that govern them, we are improving the aircraft’s safety, economics, and mission effectiveness. Sikorsky helicopters are becoming smarter, require the replacement of parts less often than other aircraft, and achieve efficiency and performance without added cost and weight. Intelligence is about revolutionizing the economic viability and utility of helicopters.


FIVE YEARS OF INNOVATION

2010
2011
2012
2013
2014
2015

February 1
Sikorsky Innovations launches

May 5
X2 Technology Demonstrator team awarded the 2010 Robert J. Collier Trophy for greatest aerospace achievement

September 18
Sikorsky awarded Combat Tempered Platform Demonstration contract to integrate and test enhanced BLACK HAWK helicopter capabilities

January
Sikorsky and Boeing partner for the U.S. Army's Joint Multi-Role Future Vertical Lift requirements

March 11
Optionally Piloted BLACK HAWK demonstrator helicopter takes successful first flight

May 22
S-97 RAIDER helicopter achieves first flight


September 15
Sikorsky X2 Technology Demonstrator achieves 250-knot speed

July 15
X2 Technology Demonstrator makes final flight, paving way for S-97 RAIDER helicopter

November
Sikorsky employs Health and Usage Monitoring System (HUMS) data to extend life of S-92® helicopter main rotor hub

August 12
Sikorsky unveils MATRIX Technology to advance vertical takeoff and landing autonomy

August 12
Sikorsky and Boeing are selected to build technology demonstrator for future vertical lift aircraft, the SB>1 Defiant.

June 3
First flight of DARPA ALIAS "click and fly" tablet control of a helicopter