“This was the first time terrain-aware autonomy has been achieved on a Black Hawk,” said Lt.
Col. Carl Ott, chief of the Flight Projects Office at AMRDEC’s Aero Flight Dynamics Directorate.
Over the skies east of San Jose, a Black Hawk helicopter was seen flying low and slow Nov. 5. Terrain sensing, statistical processing, risk assessment, threat avoidance, trajectory generation, and autonomous flight control were performed in real-time during the two hour test flight.
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