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Quad A: Sensors next step to address brownout threat

7th May 2014 - 10:26 GMT | by Tony Skinner in Nashville

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The US Army is edging closer to a sensor-based solution to the lasting problem of landing helicopters in degraded visual environments (DVE) such as brownout or bad weather.

Under the Brownout Rotorcraft Enhancement System (BORES) programme, the Pentagon is placing the emphasis on sensors and synthetic vision technologies to provide cueing information for pilots in brownout flight conditions caused by sand and dust.

At the Quad A exhibition in Nashville, Col Gerald Davis, PM Aviation Systems, said an analysis of alternatives was currently underway for BORES and is expected to be completed in September 2014.

The army has asked

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