Sikorsky X2 Technology™ Demonstrator Receives 2011 Collier Award

Sikorsky Aircraft was awarded the Collier Trophy on May 5, 2011 for its revolutionary X2 Technology™ demonstrator.

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Sikorsky - S-97 Raider X2 Technology Family Of Helicopters SAR & Combat Simulation [360p]
Imagine a next-generation attack helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds more than 220 knots (407 km/h), flying as high as 10,000 feet (3 km) in 95° of heat. The Sikorsky S-97™ Raider™ helicopter is poised to realize this vision and to revolutionize next-generation military aviation. The S-97™ Raider™ aircraft multi-mission capabilities will meet both conventional U.S. Army and Special Operations future requirements in a variety of combat roles. Potential applications for US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps are also being reviewed. Sikorsky Aircraft has invested in the X2 Technology™ to illustrate its commitment to developing future capabilities that are achievable and affordable. X2 Technology is scalable to a variety of military missions including assault, armed reconnaissance, close-air support, combat search and rescue, and unmanned applications. Like the X2 Technology™ Demonstrator aircraft that unofficially broke the helicopter speed record on Sept. 15, 2010, the S-97™ Raider™ helicopter prototypes will feature twin coaxial counter-rotating main rotors (in place of one main rotor and a tail rotor) and a pusher propeller. For the armed reconnaissance mission, the S-97™ Raider™ helicopter will have space aft of the cockpit for armament and auxiliary fuel. In an assault configuration, the cabin will afford space to accommodate up to six troops. In addition to flying at nearly twice the speed of a conventional helicopter, the S-97 Raider prototype aircraft will incorporate other key performance parameters critical to combat operations — increased maneuverability, greater endurance, and the ability to operate at high altitudes. Compared with other light military helicopters, the Raider prototypes are expected to significantly reduce turning radius and acoustic noise signature, while significantly increasing the aircraft's payload, flight endurance and hot and high hover capability. Play World Of Tanks Game : http://goo.gl/RqsMHQ Play War Thunder Game : http://goo.gl/vytnN6





Sikorsky - S-97 Raider Light Tactical Helicopter Special Operations Combat Simulation [360p]
Imagine a next-generation attack helicopter platform so advanced that it can reach speeds more than 220 knots (407 km/h), flying as high as 10,000 feet (3 km) in 95° of heat. The Sikorsky S-97™ Raider™ helicopter is poised to realize this vision and to revolutionize next-generation military aviation. The S-97™ Raider™ aircraft multi-mission capabilities will meet both conventional U.S. Army and Special Operations future requirements in a variety of combat roles. Potential applications for US Air Force, US Navy and US Marine Corps are also being reviewed. Sikorsky Aircraft has invested in the X2 Technology™ to illustrate its commitment to developing future capabilities that are achievable and affordable. X2 Technology is scalable to a variety of military missions including assault, armed reconnaissance, close-air support, combat search and rescue, and unmanned applications. Like the X2 Technology™ Demonstrator aircraft that unofficially broke the helicopter speed record on Sept. 15, 2010, the S-97™ Raider™ helicopter prototypes will feature twin coaxial counter-rotating main rotors (in place of one main rotor and a tail rotor) and a pusher propeller. For the armed reconnaissance mission, the S-97™ Raider™ helicopter will have space aft of the cockpit for armament and auxiliary fuel. In an assault configuration, the cabin will afford space to accommodate up to six troops. In addition to flying at nearly twice the speed of a conventional helicopter, the S-97 Raider prototype aircraft will incorporate other key performance parameters critical to combat operations — increased maneuverability, greater endurance, and the ability to operate at high altitudes. Compared with other light military helicopters, the Raider prototypes are expected to significantly reduce turning radius and acoustic noise signature, while significantly increasing the aircraft's payload, flight endurance and hot and high hover capability. Play World Of Tanks Game : http://goo.gl/RqsMHQ Play War Thunder Game : http://goo.gl/vytnN6





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Aero-TV: X2 Advancement Sikorsky Prepares for Speed Benchmark
Unique Rotorcraft Development Program Seen As Sikorsky R&D Benchmark Few (if any) rotorcraft development programs have earned the intense interest and scrutiny devoted to the Sikorsky X2 Coaxial Pusher concept. About as unique as a rotorcraft gets these days, this program has set the heli world on its ear with the promise of a viable helo design that could conceivably be put into service within just a few years and readily stomp through 250 knots, in the process. Yeah, Sikorsky got the rotor community's attention... and in a very big way. Aiming to achieve the highest speed ever recorded for a helicopter, the X2 Technology demonstrator combines an integrated suite of technologies intended to advance the state-of-the-art, counter-rotating coaxial rotor helicopter. It is designed to demonstrate a helicopter can cruise comfortably at 250 knots while retaining such desirable attributes as excellent low speed handling, efficient hovering, and a seamless and simple transition to high speed. Sikorsky began to commit resources and full funding for X2 Technology program development in 2005. The Sikorsky X2 technology demonstrator aircraft incorporates several new technologies. These technologies include an integrated Fly-by-Wire system that allows the engine/rotor/propulsor system to operate efficiently, with full control of rotor rpm throughout the flight envelope, high lift-to-drag rigid blades, low drag hub fairings, and Active Vibration Control. In addition, the aircraft will be used as a 'flying wind tunnel' to determine the main rotor to propulsor aerodynamic interaction, shaft angle optimization for performance, and blade tip clearance for a range of maneuvers. Sikorsky notes that, 'Historically, vertical flight has required a compromise between hover performance and forward speed. If you look at efficiency vs. speed image on the right; the desired helicopter attributes (good hover efficiency, low speed controllability, low downwash, hover endurance) fall to the left of the plot. High disk loading aircraft such as Harriers and JSF, fall on the right of the plot: while fast, their hovering capabilities are limited, and their operational costs tend to increase due to the required power loading. Sikorsky is focused on creating an aircraft that operates to the right on this scale: providing more speed without compromising the essential attributes that make helicopters valuable.' Copyright 2010, Aero-News Network, Inc., All Rights Reserved. FMI: http://www.sikorsky.com/, http://www.aero-tv.net, http://www.youtube.com/aerotvnetwork, http://twitter.com/AeroNews




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