ANALYSIS: How Black Hawk cockpits are entering the digital age

The use of digital cockpit technology in the US military’s UH-60 helicopter has modernised a legacy platform and served as a test case for future rotary platform systems.

The embracing of digital technologies continues apace in the military, as analogue systems developed for the requirements of yesteryear are gradually replaced with multi-function digital technologies, in keeping with the demands of 21st-century operations. In the US military, with its plethora of systems and platforms that date back decades, the need to maintain operational relevance, counter the threat of obsolescence and mature capabilities ready for the systems of tomorrow is of paramount importance.

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