CHARLOTTE, N.C., 06 Nov.2008. The U.S. Army's Aviation and Missile Command (AMCOM) chose Goodrich Corp. to upgrade mission data recorders for the Apache helicopter's VUIT-2 program. Work will be done by Goodrich's Sensors and Integrated Systems (SIS) team in Monterey Park, Calif. with deliveries beginning immediately.
The Apache VUIT-2 system receives streaming battlefield video and metadata from unmanned aerial systems and displays it on the cockpit multi-purpose displays. The real-time video improves situational awareness and effectiveness against time-critical targets. Goodrich will upgrade Army-provided single-channel mission data recorders with multi-channel capabilities to enable recording of current Apache video sources as well as VUIT-2 program video.
"This upgrade allows Apache pilots to record and view critical video data without entering harm's way," says Jan Mathiesen, vice president, Goodrich Sensors and Integrated Systems.