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SOCOM develops DVE avionics for helicopters

14th October 2013 - 16:17 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London

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Three companies have been chosen to develop a synthetic-vision system for US Special Forces helicopters, to counter brownouts and degraded visual conditions (DVE), it has emerged. 

The new contracts, announced by the US Department of Defense on 27 September, will see Rockwell Collins, Boeing, and Sierra Nevada compete to develop a new DVE avionics system for Special Operations Command (SOCOM), to be assessed over a five year period.  

Rockwell Collins was awarded $22.4 million, Boeing $23 million, and Sierra Nevada $22.6 million to develop the DVE System.

According to contract details, engineers from each company will create a synthetic-vision

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