Lockheed Martin Reaffirms Support For Sikorsky’s Raider

Sikorsky was tantalizingly close to achieving its goal of exceeding 220 kt. with the S-97 Raider coaxial-rotor helicopter when the prototype made a hard landing on Aug. 2, after experiencing flight control problems. But Lockheed Martin, which acquired Sikorsky in 2015 when the industry-funded Raider program was well underway, has been quick to reiterate its commitment to the high-speed light tactical helicopter. 

The incident at Sikorsky’s development flight center in West Palm …

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