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Optionally piloted Black Hawk begins flight tests

7th June 2019 - 09:19 GMT | by Marc Selinger in Washington, DC


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Sikorsky has begun flight testing a UH-60 Black Hawk equipped with a new retrofit kit designed to turn the helicopter into an optionally piloted vehicle (OPV).

The first manned flight, which lasted almost an hour, took place on 29 May at a Sikorsky facility in West Palm Beach, Florida. Several ...

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