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  • Army Tests Sikorsky-DARPA Autonomous Flight System on Modified Commercial Helicopter - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Army Tests Sikorsky-DARPA Autonomous Flight System on Modified Commercial Helicopter

    The U.S. Army has demonstrated an autonomous and optionally-piloted technology that Lockheed Martin's Sikorsky subsidiary developed with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency through DARPA’s Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System program. Lockheed said Monday Army pilots tested the Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft — a modified version of the S-76B commercial helicopter — and onboard MATRIX system through automated takeoff […] More

  • Lockheed Performs Collaborative Demo Between Optionally-Piloted Helicopters and Small UAS - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Lockheed Performs Collaborative Demo Between Optionally-Piloted Helicopters and Small UAS

    Lockheed Martin has carried out an demonstration on optionally-piloted helicopters to evaluate small unmanned aerial systems’ capacities to collaborate on search-and-rescue, fire extinguishing and retrieval operations. The defense contractor said Tuesday the exercise involved Kaman K-Max optionally-piloted helicopters and Sikorsky Autonomy Research Aircraft as well as Indago quadrotor and Desert Hawk 3.1 fixed-wing UAS. SARA commercial helicopters were […] More

  • Sikorsky to Create Autonomous, Black Hawk-Based Cargo Aircraft; Samir Mehta Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Sikorsky to Create Autonomous, Black Hawk-Based Cargo Aircraft; Samir Mehta Comments

    Sikorsky Aircraft has announced plans to develop its first Matrix Technology-based aircraft by upgrading a UH-60A Black Hawk helicopter into an autonomous, optionally piloted version, following more than a year of prototype design work. The company said Tuesday the cargo resupply aircraft will utilize autonomy and fleet management technology and feature internal and external cargo capability for up to 9,000 pounds. […] More

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