Sikorsky Launches S-434

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Sikorsky and its subsidiary, Schweizer Aircraft Corp., announced Sunday they are developing the next generation of the popular Schweizer 333 and that it will incorporate technology derived from the unmanned Fire Scout VTUAV. "The S-434 helicopter introduces a whole new level of flight performance," said Schweizer President Paul Schweizer. "With a four-bladed rotor system, increased power and a larger fuel tank, the S-434 helicopter will fly farther and faster while having a larger useful load than its predecessor." The single-engine helicopter is aimed at the law enforcement, commercial and military markets.