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