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AIRCRAFT PROGRAM

Sikorsky S-97 Raider

Lift typeRotary wing
Construction typeFactory-built
Control typePiloted
Engine typeTurboshaft
ApplicationAttack, Experimental, Surveillance
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Counter-rotating coaxial rotor attack helicopter with pusher propeller. Includes variants Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 DEFIANT (demonstrator), DEFIANT X (Future Long Range Air Assault program, FLRAA contender) and RAIDER X (contender for U.S. Army's Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft (FARA) program). Derived from X2 technology demonstrator.

Type variants

Variant Launch/First flight Production end  
Sikorsky X2 2009 / 2010 2011 Technology demonstrator.
Sikorsky S-97 Raider 2010 / 2015 Armed observation helicopter, also known as S-97A Raider.
Sikorsky-Boeing SB>1 Defiant 2013 / 2019 Co-axial rotorcraft with same mission computer as Boeing AH-64E.
Sikorsky Raider X 2019 / Compound helicopter, for FARA Program.
Sikorsky-Boeing Defiant X 2021 / 2021 Derived from SB>1, for FLRAA Program.

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