Sikorsky has started flying a UH-60A with a retrofittable fly-by-wire system and autonomous control features to demonstrate a potential upgrade for the U.S. Army’s existing Black Hawk fleet and a new baseline capability for any high-speed rotorcraft acquired under the Future Vertical Lift (FVL) programs. The Lockheed Martin subsidiary has completed four test flights of the heavily modified UH-60A since May 29, reaching speeds from hover up to 80 kt. in fully autonomous mode with two ...

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