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Lockheed flags Medivac role for VUIT-2

8th April 2009 - 09:45 GMT | by in Canberra


Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control is proposing fitting military medical evacuation helicopters with its Video from unmanned air systems (UAS) for Interoperability Teaming Level II or VUIT-2 system to facilitate rapid extraction operations for wounded personnel.

Joe Elmer, Lockheed's manager of international business development for rotary wing sensors and missiles, says the inherent risks faced by medivac aircrews during operations could be directly reduced by teaming with UAS to provide improved situational awareness.

"If I am a medivac pilot and I am flying out to pick up a hurt individual somewhere in the field I can actually get a

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