Lockheed Martinâs (NYSE: LMT) Sikorsky subsidiary has introduced aÂ helicopter prototype for the U.S. Armyâs Future Attack Reconnaissance Aircraft program.
RAIDER X is a compound coaxial aircraft under Skiorskyâs X2 product line and designed to operate at a speedÂ of more than 250 knots at an altitude of beyond 9K feet, Lockheed said Monday.
The concept is intended to support low- and high-speed maneuvers and will include an open-architecture avionics technology with plug-and-play features to supportÂ sensors, weapons and computing systems.
According to Lockheed, theÂ aircraft will also employÂ predictive maintenance and self-monitoring tools.
Sikorsky PresidentÂ Dan SchultzÂ saidÂ RAIDER X is the result of decades of development and reflects the commitment of the helicopter manufacturerÂ to help the Army performÂ missions.