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US Army Selects Goodrich for AH-64 Apache Helicopter Mission Data Recorder Upgrade

8th October 2008 - 12:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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Goodrich Corporation has been selected by the U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) to upgrade mission data recorders for the Apache helicopter's VUIT-2 program. Work will be done by Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems (SIS) team in Monterey Park, Calif. with deliveries beginning immediately.

The Apache VUIT-2 system receives streaming battlefield video and metadata from unmanned aerial systems and displays it on the cockpit multi-purpose displays. The real-time video improves situational awareness and effectiveness against time-critical targets. Goodrich will upgrade Army-provided single-channel mission data recorders with multi-channel capabilities to enable recording of current Apache video sources as well as VUIT-2 program video.

"This upgrade allows Apache pilots to record and view critical video data without entering harm's way," said Jan Mathiesen, Vice President, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems. "We're proud to be able to expand the capabilities of the Apache and the warfighter so quickly and successfully."

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