Without the stubby wings of the Cheyenne, the Raider won't face the same role confusion that plagued the Cheyenne, but it will match its speed. According to Sikorsky, the Raider can cruise at 253 mph. Sikorsky is marketing the Raider as a replacement for the OH-58 Kiowa Warrior, which tops out at about 110 mph when armed. In addition to two pilots, the Raider can carry up to six troops with gear inside, letting it both scout out enemy positions and then add troops to the fight. The troop capacity of the Raider is about half that of the Blackhawk, one of the Army's main troop carriers, and a lot less than that of the shape-changing V-22 Osprey, but it falls nicely between them both in speed.