Army UTTAS Program 770952

This paper addresses the U.S. Army's latest developed utility helicopter with a contract recently awarded to Sikorsky Aircraft for the Utility Tactical Aircraft System (UTTAS) recently designated “BLACK HAWK” and consists primarily of excerpts from (1)*. A brief history into the background of the Army's requirements and need for a UTTAS, history of development, general description with intended missions, planned activities and significant capabilities is provided. It will be shown that concentrated efforts on reliability and maintainability characteristics which, when combined with stringent performance and survivability requirements provide an aircraft which enhanced operational capabilities on the modern day battlefield.


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