Sikorsky developing optionally piloted Black Hawk demonstrator helicopter

  • 26-Apr-2010 12:05 EDT
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The U.S. Army’s total Black Hawk helicopter fleet exceeds 1740 aircraft and has amassed 6 million flight hours. A UH-60 Black Hawk is shown in flight.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. is collaborating with the U.S. Army to develop an optionally piloted demonstrator Black Hawk helicopter. Sikorsky Innovations, Sikorsky Aircraft’s technology organization, is leading the development program and plans to fly the optionally piloted demonstrator aircraft this year. It also plans to introduce the optionally piloted aircraft in 2015. This technology will provide commanders with manning options based on the mission and tactical situation, and it will significantly reduce crew limitations while increasing Black Hawk helicopter flight operations.

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