Daily Mail: Lockheed Martin reveals radical superfast 'Raider' Special Operations helicopter with two sets of rotors
* Raider could be used by the US Army, Airforce, Navy and Marine Corps
* Tops speeds at 220 knots, which is double the speed of traditional helicopters
* Also designed to refuel in the air and fly 10,000 feet in 95° F temperatures
It has been deemed ‘the next big thing in Army aviation’.
The S-97 Raider is a light tactical prototype helicopter capable of carrying six troops and external weapons, all while reaching speeds of more than 220 knots.
Based on Sikorsky’s Collier Award-winning X2 Technology, the war machine recently took to the skies to show off its co-axial rotor and push propeller design.
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