31 Jan '13, 1pm

The new model UH-60M Black Hawk features a complete digital cockpit versus the previous analog cockpit

The new model UH-60M Black Hawk features a complete digital cockpit versus the previous analog cockpit

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion began fielding 30 new UH-60M Black hawk helicopters to replace the current UH-60L models on Jan 7. The unit is scheduled to finish receiving equipment sometime between late February and early March. The new model UH-60M Black Hawk features a complete digital cockpit versus the previous analog cockpit, making it more user-friendly for aviators. The digital cockpit improves situational awareness and reduces workload within the aircraft for the aircrews. The improvements allow aviators to focus more on battle tasks and supporting ground units. "These upgrades are a part of the ongoing effort to modernize the 16th CAB. I had experience with the UH-60M when I was a battalion commander and the Army did a great job fielding this aircraft," Col. Rob Dickerson, 16th CAB commander, said. Major upgrades inclu...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/95270/

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