Boeing, Rockwell Collins and Sierra Nevada have been selected to design systems enabling U.S. Army special operations helicopter pilots to land safely in poor visibility caused by rotor-blown dust, sand, rain and snow. The three companies have received contracts for Phase 1 of the Degraded Visual Environment Pilotage System (DVEPS) program. In the seven-month first phase, they will demonstrate their chosen anti-brownout sensors on the ground. In late spring 2014, one or two ...

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