30 Mar '18, 12pm
#FeatureFriday: Improved technology keeps #USArmy Aviators at the top of their game.
JACKSON, Tenn. -- To enhance Army battlefield lethality, UH-60A/L Black Hawk helicopter pilots recently tested technology which could drastically change how Black Hawk Army aircrews plan and execute missions. Known as Air Soldier System, or Air SS, the new technology allows aircrews to receive improved situational awareness, increased mobility and comfort, additional crewmember protection, extended mission duration, reduced cockpit workload, improved critical flight function performance, and increased system reliability. "Air SS brings the older analogue UH-60A/L helicopters into the modern age with moving digital maps and a greatly improved day, night, color high-tech heads up display (HUD)," said Gary Vaughn, the Air SS Test Officer with the U.S. Army Operational Test Command's Aviation Test Directorate. The Air SS operational test was a team effort involving the West Fo...