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AUSA 2011: Sikorsky bets on X2 technology

10th October 2011 - 17:10 GMT | by Tony Skinner


Sikorsky is betting heavily on its X2 coaxial configuration as it looks to meet the military rotorcraft needs of the future, with the compound helicopter technology a big feature of its exhibit at the AUSA exhibition in Washington DC.

With Sikorsky eyeing the US Army’s Armed Aerial Scout (AAS) project and the longer-term Joint Multirole (JMR) requirement, the company used the show to display models in the coaxial configuration scaled for a variety of roles, as well as the X2 Technology Demonstrator aircraft itself.

Steve Engebretson, Sikorsky’s director of AAS, said the company’s belief in the future applications of the

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Tony Skinner


Tony Skinner

Tony Skinner is Shephard Media's Creative Director, overseeing the strategic direction, content development and project …

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