Digital cockpit for Black Hawk completes initial testingNews
April 23, 2020
FALLS CHURCH, Va. Northrop Grumman Corporation supplied digital cockpit upgrades to the integrated avionics suite for the U.S. Army’s UH-60V Black Hawk, which recently completed initial operational test and evaluation (IOT&E). The completion of IOT&E marks a milestone for the UH-60V program on the pathway to full-rate production.
According to company officials, the digital cockpit is designed with what is intended to be a secure, open architecture aiming to provide greater mission flexibility and a rapid upgrade path.
Benefits could include enhanced pilot situational understanding and mission safety, as well as decreased pilot workload and life cycle cost. Additionally, providing a nearly identical pilot-vehicle interface to the UH-60M aims to enable common training and operational employment.
The foundational architecture of the UH-60V is designed to be adapted to numerous aircraft platforms and is available globally.