By Heather R. Smith, AMRDEC Public AffairsNovember 13, 2013
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. (Nov. 13, 2013) -- The Army Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility teamed with the Utility Helicopter Program Management Office to deliver two customized UH-60M Black Hawk aircraft for the U.S. Army Military District of Washington.
PIF Government Project Lead Katie Bush said the work included the design and integration of Forward Looking Infrared Radar, a Traffic Avoidance System, an Environmental Control System, and an upgraded cabin seating.
The aircraft will be used by the 12th Aviation Battalion for its VIP missions to carry senior leadership and visiting heads of state in the National Capital Region.
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