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    OPV Black Hawk


    Sikorsky OPV Black Hawk

    The Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) Black Hawk program was launched by the US Army Research, Development and Engineering Command (AMRDEC). A JUH-60A was modified as the Rotorcraft Aircrew Systems Concept Airborne Laboratory ( RASCAL ) to develop the next generation of technological advances in military helicopters: obstacle field navigation and safe landing area determination.

    In 2022, equipped with DARPA Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System ( ALIAS ) completed its first uninhabited and autonomous flight.

    OPV Black Hawk News

    “Best of What’s New” for Optionally Piloted Black Hawk, 01-Dec-22 : #innovation The Lockheed Martin / Sikorsky optionally piloted Black Hawk helicopter was selected for Popular Science magazine award “Best of What’s New” 2022

    Black Hawk Flies Missions Without Pilots, 04-Nov-22 : #drones Sikorsky and DARPA’s Autonomous Black Hawk helicopter completed uninhabited flight lifting external cargo and flying casualty evacuation and medical resupply missions

    “ALIAS” OPV Black Hawk First Autonomous Flight, 09-Feb-22 : #drones The Sikorsky Optionally Piloted Vehicle (OPV) JUH-60A Black Hawk helicopter demonstrator completed first uninhabited and autonomous flight with DARPA’s ALIAS (Aircrew Labor In-Cockpit Automation System)

    OPV Black Hawk with Supervised Autonomy, 30-Mar-21 : #drones Sikorsky and DARPA fly the optionally piloted vehicle (OPV) Black Hawk helicopter with supervised autonomy

    Black Hawk SFM Drone First Flight, 19-Aug-19 : #drones Triumph Group’ Sensor Feel Module (SFM) used in first flight of Sikorsky optionally piloted Black Hawk helicopter with a fly-by-wire technology kit. First fully autonomous flight using the technology scheduled for 2020

    06-Jun-19 - New Fly-by-Wire Kit for Optionally Piloted Black Hawk #BlackHawk
    20-Jan-16 - UGV/UAV Joint Autonomy demonstration for US Army
    13-May-14 - Autonomous UH-60A for Cargo missions
    13-May-14 - Sikorsky and NREC partners in Army demonstration
    21-Apr-14 - Optionally Piloted Black Hawk First Flight
    29-Apr-13 - US Army Optionally Piloted Black Hawk
    03-Dec-12 - US Army Black Hawk flies autonomously

    List of Operators of Sikorsky OPV Black Hawk

    From Organisation with model OPV Black Hawk
    usa Sikorsky Helicopters
        S-70 H-60 1974/   

    Construction Numbers

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    70-115 1980 US 79-23298,N600PV

    1 C/N.

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