As the U.S. Army transforms into a multi-domain force, they will modernize their entire helicopter fleet. We're here for the challenge.
Our X2 Technology™ family of integrated weapon systems are the only aircraft flying today toward a cohesive Future Vertical Lift (FVL) ecosystem. Designed with a unique understanding of the mission, our aircraft give the U.S. Army the edge. Representing the choice between simply keeping up with technology or outpacing it.
Our Future Vertical Lift solutions are about more than just the aircraft. We consider every element of a complete weapon system: From research, design and development to manufacturing, integration and sustainment.
Lockheed Martin's investments and expertise in multi-domain solutions, autonomy, sensors, weapons, training and logistics will make the difference in achieving aviation overmatch. We deliver unprecedented adaptability, battlefield awareness and lethality that boost survivability. All at a lower total life-cycle cost. It's the edge the Army needs to get in the fight, stay in the fight—and win.
Providing commanders real-time information that they can use for risk assessment and decision making, our systems have onboard diagnostics and prognostics so the aircraft can operate maintenance free for periods of time. It's the choice between going back to base — or finishing the fight.
Utility helicopters like the Future Long-Range Attack and Assault (FLRAA) aircraft fly low and fast, land quickly, deliver Soldiers and get out — all while evading the enemy in complex terrain. Sikorsky and partner Boeing have created an agile, maneuverable weapon system that flies twice as far and twice as fast as the Black Hawk — and sits in the same operational footprint. Delivering reach and survivability, SB>1 DEFIANT™ is the choice between just getting there and achieving mission success.
Knife-fighters like the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) break through anti-aircraft defenses, clearing the way so the rest of the force can follow. RAIDER X™ is the only aircraft designed to survive the future battlefield — and with mission flexibility to adapt even faster than the battlespace changes. Providing unmatched battlefield intelligence and growth potential, RAIDER X™ is the choice between a flight plan and a fight plan.
The Army calls the Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) a "knife fighter" for the future battlefield. This out-front platform will fly into the most demanding and contested environments and requires maximum performance in a small package. Sikorsky's RAIDER X™ is ready to fill this requirement.
X2 Technology™ is designed for speed, maneuverability and scalability—every attribute the Army needs achieve aviation overmatch. Based on the XH-59A prototype, the Collier Award winning X2 Technology™ Demonstrator made significant improvements in vibration reduction, weight reduction and blade technology that enables the aircraft to be flown by a single pilot, with a single engine. Defying the physics of traditional helicopters—to revolutionize the Sikorsky vision for how we bring people home safe. Everywhere, every time.
The first time battle-proven pilot Bill Fell flew in a Sikorsky X2 Technology™ helicopter, he knew the rotary wing game had changed. Significantly. And forever. X2 aircraft have achieved speeds greater than 250 knots, low-speed and high-speed maneuverability at 60-plus degrees of bank, and the ability to hover in high altitudes and hot conditions, among other advanced capabilities.
LTG Kevin Mangum (U.S. Army, retired)
Vice president Lockheed Martin Rotary and Mission Systems