HURRICANE MESA TEST CENTER, Utah—UTC Aerospace Systems (UTAS) has completed a 600-kt. F-16D Viper dual-shot Advanced Concept Ejection Seat-5 (ACES-5) sled test before completing an egress feasibility study that will pave the way for the lucrative next-generation ejection seat competition. The ACES-5 is an upgrade for the legacy ACES-2 system that entered the fleet in 1978 and is installed on the majority of U.S. Air Force combat aircraft. The new system provides safe ejection for ...

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