S-97 RAIDER™ Demonstrator

SPEED OR MANEUVERABILITY?
WE’LL NEVER MAKE YOU CHOOSE.

RAIDER™ is a next-generation light tactical prototype helicopter capable of carrying six troops and external weapons that will redefine helicopter flight during the 21st century.

Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology™, RAIDER™ incorporates the latest advances in fly-by-wire, flight controls, vehicle management systems, and systems integration. These technologies enable the aircraft to operate at high speeds while maintaining the low-speed handling qualities and maneuverability of conventional single main rotor helicopters. RAIDER™ can reach speeds of more than 220 knots, nearly double the speed of a conventional helicopter. Designed for "high and hot" operations, the helicopter is capable of flying at 10,000 feet in 95℉ heat.

In addition to serving the U.S. Army and Special Operations, the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter could potentially be applied to U.S. Air Force, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Marine Corps missions. The X2 Technology at the heart of the RAIDER™ helicopter is scalable to a variety of military missions including light assault, light attack, armed reconnaissance, close-air support, combat search and rescue, and unmanned applications.

The RAIDER™ program has been funded entirely by Sikorsky/Lockheed Martin and our industry partners.


 

S-97 RAIDER™: The Next Big Thing in Army Aviation


AIRCRAFT OVERVIEW

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

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SPECIFICATIONS AND DIMENSIONS

Aircraft Features
  Low acoustic signature
  Exceptional hover capability
  High cruise speed
  Agility for close air support
  Fly-by-wire flight controls
     
Multi-Mission for Operational Flexibility
  Internal aux fuel tank for extended range / increased endurance
  Additional ammunition capacity
  Six seat cabin
  Aerial refueling capable
     
Weights
  Maximum gross weight 11,400 lb
Performance
  HOGE capability >6K/95
  Endurance (standard fuel) >2.7hrs
  Range >600 km
  Cruise speed >220 kts
     
Deployability
  C-17 loadout Four aircraft
     
Payload
  Hellfire missiles
  2.75" rockets
  .50 cal gun
  7.62 mm gun

 

 

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ADVANCED FEATURES

The Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER™ Aircraft delivers improvements in performance across a wide range of mission parameters.

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