Lockheed Martin’s S-97 Raider recently put on a show for the U.S. Army during two exclusive flight demonstrations at Redstone Arsenal. Kimberly Ballard of the Huntsville Business Journal writes (abridged):
Those advanced military capabilities were on full display when the transformational Sikorsky S-97 Raider light-attack scout helicopter made its debut in a Future Vertical Lift Flight demonstration at the Redstone Army Airfield on Redstone Arsenal.
New pics of @Sikorsky‘s S-97 Raider, which is the company’s pitch for U.S. Army’s Future Attack Recon Aircraft (FARA). pic.twitter.com/YJ992MTPBG
— 🦈Dan Parsons🚁 (@SharkParsons) April 15, 2021
FVL is the Army’s call to replace all military helicopters with next-generation rotorcraft.
Built specifically for the Army for missions on the modern battlefield, the S-97 is Sikorsky’s answer to the capability gap left by the OH-58D Kiowa. The company entered the Raider into the Army’s Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft.
The demonstration was part of a two-day visit to Redstone Arsenal to put the company’s proprietary X2 Technology on display.
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