Sikorsky’s S-97 Raider Flies in Two Demonstrations for Army Leaders Written 16 April 2021


Sikorsky S-97 Raider | Credit: Lockheed Martin; Wikipdedia; Fair Use reports that for the first time, Sikorsky “flew its Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft prototype in two demonstrations this week for service leaders and soldiers at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.” Lockheed Martin said in a press release that during Tuesday and Thursday’s demonstrations, the S-97 Raider “flew high-speed passes, hovered and showed off its maneuverability.” Sikorsky President Paul Lemmo said in the release, “Since the first [UH-60 Black Hawk] took to the skies in the 1970s, to when our teams broke helicopter speed records with X2 Technology in 2010, we have been working with our Army partners to develop and deliver low-risk, transformational, affordable and sustainable aircraft to support the warfighters’ missions.” Lemmo continued, “This is the first of what we believe will be many times our X2 Future Vertical Lift aircraft will fly at Redstone.”
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