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Friday, May 15, 2015

Sikorsky Progresses in Building Optionally Piloted Black Hawk

Optionally Piloted Black HawkSikorsky Aircraft is making parts for an autonomous flight kit arising from its “Matrix” research program.

The manufacturer plans to fly the kit on a UH-60A Black Hawk late next year to demonstrate its potential as an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV).

In July 2013, Sikorsky started flight tests of an autonomy system consisting of fly-by-wire flight controls and multiple situational awareness sensors on its Sikorsky Autonomous Research Aircraft (Sara), an S-76 helicopter.

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