Lockheed Martin's Pilotage Distributed Aperture Sensor (PDAS) system completed first flight on Bell V-280 Valor Helicopter.
PDAS is a multi-functional sensor system that generates high-resolution, 360-degree imagery around the aircraft to enhance situational awareness for pilots and other users, the company said in a statement Monday.
Specifically designed for vertical lift aircraft, PDAS consists of six infrared sensors distributed around the aircraft linked to aircrew helmets and cockpit displays via an open-architecture processor.
Aircrews benefit from its all-weather pilotage imagery while transported ground troops can survey the environment for tactical information and threats. While PDAS is currently generating imagery for two users, the system will ultimately support up to six users, which could include pilots in other aircraft and mission commanders on the ground.
Planned capability upgrades will demonstrate additional integrated survivability suite capabilities like Multi-Modal Sensor Fusion (MMSF). MMSF blends data from multiple types of sensors to restore aircrew situational awareness in degraded visual environments and enables navigation in GPS-denied zones.
Engine tech of BAE Systems Asscociated Company Achieves Mach 5 in Tests
BrahMos Land-Attack Cruise Missile is Now Combat Ready
Six Russian Warplanes Intrude into S.Korean Air Defense Zone, Driven Back
Damen FCS 3307 Patrol Vessels Arrive in Nigeria for Oil Companies’ Security
Bangladesh to Buy Fighter Jets, Apache Gunships & Missile Systems from US
New GJ-11 Stealth Combat Drone with Flying Wing Design takes part in...
India's Tejas Mk2 in Final Trials
USAF Develops "Thor" Electromagnetic Weapon to Hammer Enemy Drones
Several joint production and direct procurement programs could be halted if the US and Europe carry through with their threat...
Sanctions-hit Iran has found ingenious ways to develop military hardware
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is rapidly permeating the defence industry to aid and improve human decision-making
Upgrade of Russias Sukhoi Su-30SM fighters to equip them with armaments, radar, sensors and engines from the more powerful Su-35...
US companies sanctioned by China for supplying weapons to Taiwan may be denied rare earth elements (REEs), which have critical...
While the US F-35 stealth aircraft has become one the fastest selling fighter jets in the world aircraft market, thanks...