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Farnborough 2022: Sikorsky reveals plan to develop new X2 helicopter for Europe

18th July 2022 - 19:47 GMT | by Tim Martin in Farnborough


Raider X has been designed to support high-speed flight and offer greater range for future US Army missions. (Photo: Sikorsky)

Sikorsky has opened up about an ambitious plan to develop a third X2 technology-based helicopter to meet European demand.

Sikorsky has said it is actively assessing developing a third iteration of its X2 technology-based helicopter, which would be offered to meet demand from European customers and sized between the Raider X light scout and Defiant X utility class aircraft.

‘There is huge interest in something between Raider X and Defiant X and this is why we are looking at the market,' said Luigi Piantadosi, Director Future Vertical Lift, International, at Sikorsky during an 18 July company press briefing at the Farnborough International Airshow.

He added that 'we might need to have a new [X2] variant; the exact size we will have to decide but this

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Tim Martin


Tim Martin

Tim Martin is Air Editor for Shephard Media, based in Belfast. 

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