Wednesday, February 1, 2012
DRS Upgrades Pave Hawks
Dayton, Ohio-based DRS Defense Solutions’ intelligence, communications and avionics solutions (ICAS) division has won a $12-million U.S. Air Force contract to upgrade Sikorsky HH-60G Pave Hawks. DRS will replace first-generation altitude hold and hover stabilization systems (AHHS) with fifth-generation improved altitude hold and hover stabilization systems (IAHHS). The contract also covers platform integration, the development of a technical data package, production kits, spares and support. According to Logan Thiran, president of DRS ICAS, the avionics system will help pilots navigate through brownout conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq.