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US Army seeks brown-out solution

16th April 2012 - 11:24 GMT | by Tony Skinner

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The US Army expects a new radar system to aid helicopter pilots in degraded visual environments (DVE) to be ready to begin operational testing in early 2013.

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) is currently under contract to deliver a number of Helicopter Autonomous Landing Systems (HALS) that provide pilots with 3D imagery and landing guidance symbology.

The systems are being acquired to meet an operational needs statement (ONS) issued by the army to field a system that aids navigation during ‘brown-out’ conditions, which has been the largest cause of army helicopter crashes in the past ten years.

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