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S-97 Raider Program Launches Ground Tests

S-97 Raider Program Launches Ground Tests

The Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation started bladed ground testing of their S-97 RAIDER program. The RAIDER is a new military helicopter, designed to outmatch conventional military helicopters. The manoeuvrability, speeds, range and payload are to surpass those of the conventional helicopters. The program was created in 2010 in October to create a helicopter that will meet… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 16-Sep-16

Sikorsky grounded S97 Raider after just two free flights

Sikorsky grounded S97 Raider after just two free flights

Sikorsky [UTX] has paused flight testing on its experimental coaxial-rotor S-97 Raider to focus on operation of its ground-test station. See Full Story

Source: Defense Daily Network, 15-Oct-15

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S-97 Raider has TTTech’s TTEthernet® Deterministic Ethernet Solution on Board

S-97 Raider has TTTech’s TTEthernet® Deterministic Ethernet Solution on Board

TTTech, the technology leader in robust networked safety controls, congratulates the Sikorsky and Lockheed Martin teams on the successful S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter first flight. TTTech supplies ruggedized COTS Deterministic Ethernet (TTEthernet®) switches and end systems via Lockheed Martin to the Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation S-97 RAIDER helicopter program. TTTech’s Deterministic TTEthernet networks were selected for the… Read more »

Source: BusinessWire, 28-May-15

Sikorsky S-97 Raider flies for first time

Sikorsky S-97 Raider flies for first time

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a United Technologies Corp. subsidiary (NYSE: UTX), today announced the successful first flight of the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter, a rigid coaxial rotor prototype designed to demonstrate a game-changing combination of maneuverability, hover ability, range, speed, endurance and survivability. The first flight was conducted at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center (DFC) where the two-prototype… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 26-May-15

PPG produces transparencies for first S-97 Raider

PPG produces transparencies for first S-97 Raider

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group produced the transparencies for the S-97 RAIDER™ rotorcraft prototype rolled out by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. The 14-square-foot windshields are polycarbonate laminates for high impact strength and light weight with proprietary protective coatings to extend service life, according to Brent Wright, PPG global platform director for aerospace transparencies. “Sikorsky wanted… Read more »

Source: PPG, 27-Mar-15

International Representatives View CH-53K Helicopter

International Representatives View CH-53K Helicopter

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), recently hosted more than two dozen guests, including delegates from NATO’s Joint Capability Group Vertical Lift (JCGVL), for an up close look at the U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K heavy lift helicopter. The group toured Sikorsky’s Florida Assembly & Flight Operations Center where they were… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 24-Mar-15

Sikorsky Begins Final Assembly of Second S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Begins Final Assembly of Second S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), today announced the start of final assembly of the second S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter at the company’s Development Flight Center. Along with a team of industry suppliers, Sikorsky is developing two RAIDER™ prototypes to demonstrate the revolutionary new capabilities in improved maneuverability and flight speed…. Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 04-Mar-15

Sikorsky Collaborates with LORD Corporation to Unveil S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Collaborates with LORD Corporation to Unveil S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter prototypes in collaboration with LORD Corporation, a leader in the management of vibration, noise and motion control. Sikorsky teamed with specialized companies in the rotorcraft industry to develop this follow-up to its successful X2 TECHNOLOGY™ demonstrator aircraft…. Read more »

Source: LORD, 27-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Unveils S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX, -0.58% today unveiled the first of two S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter prototypes, signaling the start of activities in the program’s test flight phase and a major step toward demonstrating the new – and first – armed reconnaissance rotorcraft featuring X2™ Technology designed for military missions. “Today, Sikorsky… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 03-Oct-14

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Ducommun Recognized as Critical Partner on S-97 Raider program

Ducommun Recognized as Critical Partner on S-97 Raider program

Ducommun Incorporated (NYSE: DCO) (“Ducommun” or the “Company”) was recognized today by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), for its role as a critical partner on the S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter program. Ducommun developed the main exhaust components for the helicopter at its Coxsackie, NY, facility. Sikorsky acknowledged Ducommun and the team… Read more »

Source: Ducommun, 03-Oct-14

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Sikorsky Aircraft Selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive™ Technology for the S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Program

Sikorsky Aircraft Selects LORD Corporation’s UltraConductive™ Technology for the S-97 RAIDER™ Helicopter Program

LORD Corporation announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDER™ program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct lightning… Read more »

Source: Lord, 01-Oct-14

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Sikorsky selects Lord Corp UltraConductive™ Technology for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky selects Lord Corp UltraConductive™ Technology for S-97 Raider

LORD Corporation announced today that Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. [NYSE:UTX], has selected its UltraConductive films and coatings for lightning strike protection for the S-97 RAIDERTM program. The Sikorsky program requires LORD to provide technical support and education on how to use UltraConductive solutions across the Sikorsky platform for direct lightning… Read more »

Source: Lord, 18-Sep-14

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S-97 Raider closer to first flight with power on for first time

S-97 Raider closer to first flight with power on for first time

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. today announced it has turned on electrical power for the first time to the S-97 RAIDER™ prototype helicopter, signaling successful installation of the avionics system and a major step toward completing the assembly of the new – and first – light tactical rotorcraft featuring X2 Technology™. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 17-Jun-14

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S-97 Raider enters final assembly

S-97 Raider enters final assembly

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp.  this week begins final assembly of the prototype S-97 RAIDER™ helicopter following acceptance of the fuselage structure from Aurora Flight Sciences. Consisting of an integrated cockpit, cabin and tail cone, the composite fuselage arrivedSeptember 20 at Sikorsky’s Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., where the company… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 27-Sep-13

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Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

Budget freezes US Army Armed Aerial Scout program

The US Army has issued the following statement on helicopter procurement as part of a wider statement on how it responds to cuts in the military budget. It refers to the lack of “viable candidates” for the US Army Armed Aerial Scout program, which we read as “No candiates falls within our newly-tightened Budget constraints”… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 14-May-13

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PPG to supply S-97 Raider transparencies

PPG to supply S-97 Raider transparencies

PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) aerospace transparencies group has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. to supply transparencies for the S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter, a next-generation rotorcraft being built for evaluation by the U.S. military. “We are excited to be part of the S-97 RAIDER helicopter team that is breaking new ground by tapping proven technologies to provide… Read more »

Source: PPG Industries, 21-Jun-12

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Sikorsky launch microsite for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky launch microsite for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky have launched a microsite for the S-97 Raider at http://raider.sikorsky.com – this microsite trend is one that Eurocopter are already well used to, and Bell followed suit with. The S-97 Raider microsite includes fairly basic information on the team of companies involved, an overview of the helicopter, specifications and a brochure.  HeliHub.com particularly notes… Read more »

Source: HeliHub.com, 09-Feb-12

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Lord Corp selected S-97 Raider program

Lord Corp selected S-97 Raider program

LORD Corporation was recently selected by Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) as a member of a newly-formed team that is building two next-generation helicopter prototypes for evaluation by the U.S. military. Designated the S-97 RAIDERâ„¢ helicopter, the aircraft is at the forefront of future rotorcraft design and is a follow-up to… Read more »

Source: Lord Corp, 24-Jan-12

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Rotating Composite Technologies to supply S-97 Raider pusher prop

Rotating Composite Technologies to supply S-97 Raider pusher prop

Rotating Composite Technologies (RCT) will participate as a member of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s S-97 RAIDERâ„¢ helicopter supplier team that is building a next-generation helicopter for evaluation by the U.S. military. RCT’s patented advanced technology composite propeller will add significantly to the aircraft’s propulsion system.   RCT is among 35 companies nationwide announced as preferred suppliers… Read more »

Source: RCT, 17-Jan-12

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GE selected as engine supplier for S-97 Raider

GE selected as engine supplier for S-97 Raider

GE Aviation has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft as a member of a newly-formed team that is building a next-generation helicopter for evaluation by the U.S. military. GE Aviation will provide the engine to enable the aircraft — designated the S-97 RAIDERTMhelicopter – to demonstrate state-of-the-art advancements in rotorcraft technology. GE is among 35 companies… Read more »

Source: GE Aviation, 17-Jan-12

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Aurora responsible for S-97 Raider design engineering and fabrication

Aurora responsible for S-97 Raider design engineering and fabrication

Aurora Flight Sciences has joined the Sikorsky S-97 RAIDER(TM) team that is building a next-generation light tactical helicopter for evaluation by the U.S. military. As an S-97 team member, Aurora is responsible for design engineering and fabrication for the aircraft’s airframes. “Aurora recognizes the revolutionary leap in performance that the S-97 RAIDER helicopter will provide… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 17-Jan-12

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Sikorsky selects Hexcel’s composite materials for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky selects Hexcel’s composite materials for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) has selected Hexcel as a member of a newly-formed team that is building a next-generation helicopter – designated the S-97 RAIDERâ„¢ helicopter – for evaluation by the U.S. military. Hexcel’s HexPly® prepregs and HexWeb® honeycomb core composite technologies will provide high strength and light weight properties… Read more »

Source: Hexcel, 16-Jan-12

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Meggitt details fuel/fire protection for S-97 Raider

Meggitt details fuel/fire protection for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX) has selected Meggitt Polymer & Composites and Meggitt Safety Systems for the newly-formed team building a next-generation helicopter—known as the S-97 Raider™—for evaluation by the US military. Meggitt’s failsafe technology will prevent aircraft fuel systems from rupturing from the impact of crashes or bullets, while its… Read more »

Source: Meggitt, 13-Jan-12

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Spectrum to provide fuel system kit for S-97 Raider

Spectrum to provide fuel system kit for S-97 Raider

Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX -1.50% has selected Spectrum Associates, Inc. as a member of a newly-formed team that is building the S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopter — a next-generation rotorcraft to be flown in 2014. Spectrum will design and integrate the components that comprise the fuel system into the aircraft, and will provide Sikorsky with… Read more »

Source: Spectrum Associates, 13-Jan-12

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Goodrich details its role in S97 supplier team

Goodrich details its role in S97 supplier team

Goodrich Corporation (NYSE: GR) will participate as a member of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation’s S-97 RAIDERâ„¢ helicopter supplier team that is building a next-generation helicopter for evaluation by the U.S. military in 2014. Proven Goodrich technology for the S-97 RAIDER aircraft includes high speed flexible couplings and an advanced tail propulser drive shaft system; a SmartProbeâ„¢ air… Read more »

Source: Goodrich, 13-Jan-12

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Sikorsky announces Supplier Team for S-97 Raider program

Sikorsky announces Supplier Team for S-97 Raider program

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. UTX +0.42% , has selected 35 companies to join its team assembling two prototype S-97 RAIDER(TM) helicopters for evaluation by the U.S. military. Self-funded by Sikorsky and its team members, the RAIDER program will demonstrate the military applications of Sikorsky’s break-through X2(TM) rotorcraft design, which proved its capability in… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 12-Jan-12

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X2 demonstrator takes final flight as Sikorsky paves way for S-97 Raiderâ„¢

X2 demonstrator takes final flight as Sikorsky paves way for S-97 Raiderâ„¢

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. – Sikorsky Aircraft Corp.’s X2 Technologyâ„¢ demonstrator has flown for the last time, the company announced. Sikorsky is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). In an early morning demonstration flight conducted from the company’s new Sikorsky Innovations Center within its Development Flight Center, the X2 Technology demonstrator gave invited guests… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 18-Jul-11

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Aurora wins design and fabrication contract for S-97 Raider prototypes

Aurora wins design and fabrication contract for S-97 Raider prototypes

Aurora Flight Sciences announced that it has been selected by Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation to design and build prototype airframes as part of the S-97 RAIDERâ„¢ program. Aurora’s design and manufacturing role will take place over the next several years. Applying Sikorsky structural design methodologies, Aurora engineers will design the airframe to meet challenging weight, strength,… Read more »

Source: Aurora Flight Sciences, 05-Apr-11

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Sikorsky forms team to develop X2 Raider armed scout helicopter

Sikorsky forms team to develop X2 Raider armed scout helicopter

Sikorsky director for light tactical helicopters Douglas Shidler said the company was currently looking at potential suppliers and is expected to finalize the team in 2 to 3 months.

Source: Defense Update, 22-Nov-10

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Sikorsky to build two X2 Technologyâ„¢ prototypes and LTH contender, the S-97

Sikorsky to build two X2 Technologyâ„¢ prototypes and LTH contender, the S-97

Sikorsky Aircraft will design, build and fly two prototype light tactical helicopters as the follow-on advancement to the X2 TechnologyTM demonstrator aircraft that unofficially shattered the helicopter world speed record here in September with a flight speed of 250 knots (287 mph). The decision to continue development of the next-generation rotary wing technology will enable… Read more »

Source: Sikorsky, 20-Oct-10

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