Victor-model Black Hawk To Fly January 2017

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    ATLANTA — The Army plans to fly its Victor-model UH-60 Black Hawk for the first time in January 2017, Brig. Gen. Bob Marion, the service’s aviation program executive officer, said Saturday at the Army Aviation Association of America’s Mission Solutions Summit.

    Northrop Grumman won a contract in the spring of 2014 to swap out the old analog cockpits in the Army’s UH-60 Black Hawk Lima-model helicopters with a new open-architecture digital cockpit.

    The Army had to use innovative means to afford and develop the cockpit, which the service would have otherwise been unable to do, Marion said. Getting the program off the ground is due to a big cooperative effort between the Army’s equipping peg and its sustaining peg.

    Meanwhile, three prototypes are being developed at the Prototype Integration Facility (PIF) at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama. The PIF is a government organization set up to meet the Army's rapid prototyping needs.

    The plan is to convert 760 L-model variants to the V-model. The V-model brings the L-model to an M-model standard, the most up-to-date variant of the Black Hawk.


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