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System that brings autonomous capabilities to existing helicopters demoed for Marines

A UH-1 Huey equipped with an AACUS autonomy kit makes an approach for landing during final ...

In 2012, the US Office of Naval Research (ONR) began a five-year, US$98-million program to develop an autonomous flight system that could be retrofitted to Existing Helicopters. Now, Aurora Flight Sciences has successfully demonstrated such a system at Marine Corps Base Quantico in Virginia. A US Marine Corps UH-1H helicopter fitted with the Autonomous Aerial Cargo Utility System (AACUS) demonstrated its autonomous flight and operational capabilities on multiple flights as it executed a series of re-supply missions under various conditions.

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Category: Aircraft

Tags:
  • Autonomous flight
  • Helicopters
  • US Marines
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