Lockheed Martin will collaborate with laser-radar developer H.N. Burns Engineering to develop systems to enable helicopter pilots to fly in degraded visual environments (DVE). The U.S. Army is stepping up its focus on DVE with the intent of being able to operate 24/7 in adverse weather, as well as during reduced visibility caused by rotor-down dust or snow. Burns’ high-resolution imaging laser radars, or lidars, have been used in DVE flight-test programs to act as a see-through sensor ...

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