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Lockheed, Selex Partner for Obstacle Avoidance

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UH-60 Blackhawk Lockheed Martin and Finmeccanica’s Selex are together tackling the market for cable and obstacle avoidance systems in rotary aircraft, according to Rotorhub. One big prize on their collective list is the UH-60 Black Hawk program. The two firms answered a notice for information from the U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Command with a proposal to employ Selex’s Laser Obstacle Avoidance Monitoring system (LOAM). LOAM employs lasers to detect cables as thin as 5mm in diameter. Lockheed will act as primary contractor in the U.S. markets, and both firms agreed to share market information for potential future bids.

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