The 10th Mountain Combat Aviation Brigade is currently training with one of the most advanced helicopters available in the U.S. Army, the UH-60M Black Hawk.
The newly acquired Black Hawk helicopters utilize some of the most advanced aviation technology allowing for pilots to concentrate more on the mission and the safety of their soldiers.
The Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter incorporates advanced technological improvements such as:
- Advanced digital avionics suite
- Wide-chord blades
- Upgraded T700-GE-701D engine
- Integrated Vehicle Health Management System
- Dual Embedded Global Positioning System/Inertial Navigation System
- Dual digital flight control computers
- Stormscope functionality
The Black Hawk helicopter can essentially maintain course and fly itself. 10th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots keep records of flight patterns and other data, but with the new system they are able to map out where other aviation crafts are, as well as enemy forces.
Training will take five weeks and residents from St. Lawrence County to Syracuse will see an increase in helicopter traffic. The training includes both day and night time operations, landing at many of the local airports.
For more information from Executive Officer Lt. Col. Michael McFadden, executive officer of the 10th Mountain Combat Aviation Brigade, as well as to get a look at the Sikorsky UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter in action, watch the complete video story.