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  • Helikopter (US): Sikorsky S-97 Raider






    Sikorsky's S-97 Raider

    Produsent (Sikorsky) info:

    Sikorsky S-97™ RAIDER™ Helicopter
    Game-changing X2 technology for future tactical missions

    Imagine a next-generation attack helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds more than 220 knots, flying as high as 10,000 feet 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. We are also reviewing potential applications for USAF, US Navy, and US Marine Corp services. Sikorsky Aircraft has invested in the X2 TechnologyTM 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.

    Like the X2 Technology™ Demonstrator aircraft that unofficially broke the helicopter speed record on Sept. 15, 2010, the S-97™ Raider™ helicopter prototypes will feature twin coaxial counter-rotating main rotors (in place of one main rotor and a tail rotor) and a pusher propeller. For the armed reconnaissance mission, the S-97™ Raider™ helicopter will have space aft of the cockpit for armament and auxiliary fuel. In an assault configuration, the cabin will afford space to accommodate up to six troops.

    In addition to flying at nearly twice the speed of a conventional helicopter, the S-97 Raider prototype aircraft will incorporate other key performance parameters critical to combat operations — increased maneuverability, greater endurance, and the ability to operate at high altitudes. Compared with other light military helicopters, the Raider prototypes are expected to significantly reduce turning radius and acoustic noise signature, while significantly increasing the aircraft's payload, flight endurance and hot and high hover capability.

    Kilde: produktside samt dedikert nettside for Raider
    Siste pressemelding:link (22.05.2015)
    Video fra leverandør: link


    Wikipedia:

    The Sikorsky S-97 Raider is a proposed high-speed scout and attack compound helicopter based on the Advancing Blade Concept (ABC), under development by Sikorsky Aircraft. Sikorsky planned to offer it for the United States Army's Armed Aerial Scout program, along with other possible uses. S-97 made its maiden flight on 22 May, 2015.

    Kilde: link

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    Key Points

    • Sikorsky has unveiled its coaxial rotor S-97 helicopter and will begin test flights this year.
    • The company plans to initially offer the S-97 to the US Army as a replacement for the Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior and for special operations missions.


    The coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and pusher propeller provide cruise speeds up to 220 kt (253 mph), more than double the speed of conventional helicopters, according to Sikorsky. The aircraft is powered by a General Electric YT706 engine, a variant of the CT7.

    The company plans to offer the Raider as a replacement for the US Army's Bell OH-58D Kiowa Warrior armed scout, as well as for special operations missions.

    Kilde: link

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    Sv: Helikopter (US): Sikorsky S-97 Raider

    Er det ikke rart at kravene ikke inneholder noe om logistikk og vedlikehold? Se feks Apache som jo har en høy vedlikeholdstime/flytime ratio. Hva er en god ratio og hva er fremtidens krav?
    "Gjør Ret, Frygt Intet"

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