OpenLift open architecture avionics suite for UH-60V enters serviceNews
August 12, 2021
FALLS CHURCH, Va. The UH-60V Black Hawk helicopter, enabled by the Northrop Grumman Corporation integrated avionics suite, has entered service with the Pennsylvania National Guard’s unit at Fort Indiantown Gap.
According to the company, this First Unit Equipped milestone marks the entry into service of the Army’s first helicopter with a modular, open architecture systems design, Northrop Grumman’s OpenLift.
The UH-60V is engineered to enhance aircrew situational understanding and mission safety while reducing pilot workload. The pilot-vehicle interface is designed to be identical to that of the UH-60M, enabling common training and operational employment.
OpenLift, Northrop Grumman’s modular open systems architecture for the UH-60V, is designed to be adapted to numerous aircraft and is approved for export, according to the company.