Spurred on by the success of the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto-GCAS) in saving lives and aircraft on its F-16 fleet, the U.S. Air Force has begun flight tests of the safety system on the F-35A as part of efforts to fast-track its introduction into the Joint Strike Fighter fleet as early as mid-2019. The initial flight-test phase, which got underway at Edwards AFB, California, on Oct. 31, will verify noninterference of Auto-GCAS with other aircraft systems and evaluate ...


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