The 270 MPH Sikorsky S-97 Raider Is The Batmobile Of The Skies

Helicopters are great and all, but they've got one serious flaw. They're slow as hell, and that makes them easy to shoot down. So welcome the latest attempt at fixing that problem, the Sikorsky S-97 Raider. And it's sleek and black and mean and it goes like a bat. A very angry bat. » 10/02/14 12:20pm 10/02/14 12:20pm

The New King of High-Sea Helicopters Can Hoist 13 Tons

The Sikorsky CH-53 line of heavy-lift helicopters have been dutifully serving the US Marine Corps since the mid-1960s and even the most recent iteration of the venerable Stallion line is about ready to be put out to pasture. But Sikorsky has a new powerhouse waiting in the wings. » 5/12/14 12:40pm 5/12/14 12:40pm

​This Wacky Sci-Fi Plane-Helicopter Hybrid Was Totally Almost a Thing

By the end of WWII, the basics of helicopter technology as we know it had generally been worked out—and we'd begun to reach the aircraft's physical limitations. For the US Air Force, the solution to the issue running up against these performance walls was simple: Combine the best parts of a helicopter and jet… » 11/18/13 11:40am 11/18/13 11:40am

The Human-Powered Helicopter That Hopes to Take Flight

A team from the Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is hoping to take to the skies in their human-powered helicopter tomorrow. » 5/11/11 11:27pm 5/11/11 11:27pm

Watch the Sikorsky X2 Breaking the World's Helicopter Speed Record

This video shows the Sikorsky X2 breaking the world's helicopter speed record: 260 knots—that's 299.2mph vs the 172mph of conventional helicopters. Bonus: The video shows their X2 Light Tactical Helicopter too. » 10/08/10 10:40pm 10/08/10 10:40pm

Sikorsky LTH Is the Sleekest Combat Helicopter Yet

Forget about Hueys, Apaches and Comanches. This is the combat bird you want to get: The Sikorsky Light Tactical Helicopter—based in their revolutionary X2 technology. The mock-up is so beautiful. I want one. [Light Global] » 5/04/09 6:20pm 5/04/09 6:20pm

Sikorsky X2 Helicopter Tested, Even Cooler than Expected

Sikorsky, makers of the Blackhawk and other sleek helicopters, have successfully tested their X2 Technology Demonstrator, a prototype designed to showcase new propulsion systems that will allow their helicopters to fly at twice the speed of conventional ones. And it looks sci-fi pretty too, even more so from the… » 9/03/08 8:15am 9/03/08 8:15am

Sikorsky X2 Sleek Triple Blade Helicopter

Here's the Sikorsky X2, a prototype helicopter with three blades that is set to fly at the end of the year at 287mph. That's 240 knots versus the usual 170kt of conventional choppers. We saw the idea a while ago and, after some cancellations of the program by the military, Sikorsky is now building it on their own. To… » 6/18/07 8:43am 6/18/07 8:43am