Air International 2022-08
R.Thomas - Digital by design
US instructor pilots at the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site pose in front of a UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter on Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap in 2021
View from inside a UH-60 during night-flying exercises. Digital displays can greatly improve situational awareness during reduced-light operations
The pilot and crew prepare for an initial test flight of the UH-60V Black Hawk, which successfully flew for the first time on January 19,2017, in Huntsville, Alabama. Northrop Grumman delivered the Integrated Avionics Suite for the UH-60V, which is designed to update existing UH-60L analog gauges with digital electronic instrument displays
The difference between the UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter control panel (top) and UH-60L control panel (bottom). The ‘Victors’ have several technological advancements, including a digital glass cockpit, that make them easier to operate than older variants
The addition of the all digital cockpit inside the UH-60M Black Hawk decreases the crews’ stress load and increases the crews’ situational awareness
Work on the V-280 originally began under the Joint Multi-Role Technology Demonstrator programme
The V-280 Valor reached 200 flight hours in December 2020, three years after its first flight