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Fully modernised UH-60V takes flight

15th September 2020 - 10:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Army claims to have passed a significant milestone in its $1.1 billion UH-60V Black Hawk programme, with the first flight on 11 September of a fully refurbished, upgraded and reconfigured helicopter at the Corpus Christi Army Depot in Texas.

A prototype of the V-model first flew in early 2017 but the latest flight marks the first time a fully recapitalised UH-60L airframe has taken to the air in UH-60V configuration.

Arguably the most notable feature of the UH-60V is its digital cockpit, featuring an integrated avionics suite from Northrop Grumman.

The UH-60V provides an integrated digital map, integrated performance planning, common functionality and commonality of training with UH-60M, according to Shephard Defence Insight

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