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Aid Developed To Assist Helicopters In Brownout Conditions

June 27 2011


BAE Systems has developed a new radar imaging system to deal with brownouts during helicopter operations, reports Defense News.

The new millimeter-wave radar-based imaging system is being offered for the Army's Brownout Landing Aid System Technology (BLAST) program.

Brownouts occur when particulate matter is kicked into the air in a dusty environment by a helicopter's rotors and obscures the pilot's view near the ground.

The BAE system uses a lightweight 94-GHz...

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