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Monday, April 7, 2008

Rockwell, Partner Target Brownout

Rockwell Collins is offering a new system aimed at helping helicopter crews land safely in brownout conditions. The company is teaming with Optical Air Data Systems to field LandSafe, which they developed incorporating commercial-off-the-shelf, fiber-optic laser technology to see through particulate matter such as dust, snow, rain, smoke or fog. It also is designed to provide altitude, groundspeed, and airspeed information to the flight crew. The U.S. Marine Corps is evaluating the system for the Sikorsky Aircraft CH-53E. Landscape may be included in Rockwell Collins’ Common Avionics Architecture System upgrade. For related news
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