Sikorsky X2 Raider attack helicopter

Remember Airwolf (and its rival TV series, Blue Thunder back in the 1980s)? Well, fiction might have just become fact at last, with the Sikorsky X2 Raider attack helicopter being prepared for action at the moment. Touted to be almost as silent as the fictional Airwolf itself, it will not only carry troops, but tote around a cache of weapons at extreme altitude as well. Boasting a cruise mode that zips about at 200 knots, while dash mode will increase that figure by another 20 knots with six fully equipped soldiers sitting inside. Out in four years’ time, it should be able to do a good job at protecting the airspace around the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympics by then. [Press Release]


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