CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems provides technology that supports the high performance of Sikorsky's new S-97 RAIDER helicopter. On-board the RAIDER™ during today's rollout ceremony in West Palm Beach, Florida were numerous systems provided by UTC Aerospace Systems. UTC Aerospace Systems and Sikorsky are units of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).
The RAIDER helicopter is a light tactical rotorcraft designed to outmatch conventional military helicopters in speed, maneuverability, payload, range and high altitude operations. It employs Sikorsky's innovative X2® coaxial design, a fly-by-wire controlled helicopter that features counter-rotating main rotor blades for lift and forward flight, and a pusher propeller for high speed acceleration and deceleration.
"The RAIDER helicopter represents one of the most innovative new technologies in our industry," said Steve Peery, President of UTC Aerospace Systems' Engine Systems unit. "Our team is extremely proud to support Sikorsky and the U.S. Army as the program continues its development cycle and beyond."
UTC Aerospace Systems supplies essential equipment for the RAIDER's fly-by-wire flight control system, including the flight control computer, cockpit interface unit and cockpit remote processing unit. It integrates the entire propeller system, which includes the propeller gearbox and auxiliary propeller drive shaft. The company also provides actuation, air management and sensing systems.
UTC Aerospace Systems designs, manufactures and services integrated systems and components for the aerospace and defense industries. UTC Aerospace Systems supports a global customer base with significant worldwide manufacturing and customer service facilities.
United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Connecticut, provides high technology products and services to the building and aerospace industries.
S-97, S-97 RAIDER, RAIDER, and X2 are trademarks or registered trademarks of Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
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