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June 27, 2013

SNC Completes Second Successful Sense And Avoid Radar Sensor Flight Demo

Prototype Radar Sensor Developed For The U.S. Air Force Research Lab

Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) successfully completed its second airborne demonstration for the Air Force Research Lab under its Multi Sensor Detect Sense and Avoid (MSDSA) program using a prototype radar sensor. This new Airborne Sense and Avoid (ABSAA) sensor, utilized on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), repeatedly detected and tracked airborne intruders resulting in over 60 seconds of avoidance time, exceeding the program requirements.

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First Italian Army ICH-47F Chinook Performs Its Maiden Flight

Primary Tactical Mission Is Troop And Equipment Transport

The first ICH-47F Chinook for the Italian Army successfully accomplished its maiden flight on June 24th at Vergiate in Italy. The aircraft took to the air for 15 minutes, performing as expected carrying out basic handling tests and main systems checks.

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Another Setback For Canadian Sea King Replacement Helo

Consultant Hired To Assess Sikorsky's Ability To Provide The Aircraft

Canada's Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose has hired an outside consultant to evaluate Sikorsky's ability to deliver new helicopters to the Canadian Defense Department.

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