DARPA, Sikorsky complete first autonomous Black Hawk flight without backup pilots inside

By Ethan Sterenfeld / February 8, 2022 at 4:52 PM
The military and Sikorsky completed the first autonomous flight of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter without humans inside on Feb. 5, according to an announcement today from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. There is no Army requirement yet for an autonomous Black Hawk, although the service experimented with the technology during an autonomous resupply scenario at Project Convergence 21, Stuart Young, DARPA’s program manager for the program, said on a call with reporters about the announcement. “One of the...

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