Association of the United States Army
AUSA Annual Meeting & Exposition
13 to 15 October 2014
Washington D.C., United States
Sikorsky at AUSA 2014
|Tuesday, October 14, 2014 03:20 PM|
|Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER Helicopter full scale model on display at AUSA 2014|
At AUSA 2014 (Association of United States Army) Annual Meeting currently taking place in Washington D.C., Sikorsky is showcasing a full scale model of the S-97 RAIDER Helicopter that was just unveiled last week. Based on Sikorsky’s rigid X2™ rotor coaxial design, the S-97 RAIDER helicopter features next-generation technologies in a multi-mission configuration (armed aerial scout or light assault), capable of carrying six troops and external weapons.
The S-97 RAIDER full scale model on Sikorsky stand at AUSA 2014
The coaxial counter-rotating main rotors and pusher propeller provide cruise speeds up to 220 knots (253 mph), more than double the speed of conventional helicopters. Sikorsky will offer the RAIDER™ aircraft as a replacement for the U.S. Army’s OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter fleet based on the Army’s future operational and financial priorities, and for the special operations platform.