Thales has been working closely with Northrop Grumman Corporation over the past three years to provide a proven, scalable and modular Flight Management System (FMS) software design that meets the requirements for the UH-60V program.
Thales’s FMS software has proven its ability to be integrated by Northrop Grumman into its newest equipment during a flight demonstration on-board a UH-60L helicopter.
Moreover, hosting the Thales’s FMS software directly on Northrop Grumman’s mission computer will provide architecture weight and cost optimisation on the UH-60V aircraft, eliminating the need for stand-alone FMS hardware.
More than 750 aircraft are expected to be modified under the UH-60V programme.
Northrop Grumman has also selected Thales to provide the civilian certified TOP Star 200 GPS system.
View of the iFMS200
- Thales to supply its Flight Management System software, i-FMS200, to Northrop Grumman for integration into the avionics mission equipment package for the US Army’s UH-60V modernised Black Hawk.
- More than 750 aircraft are expected to be modified under the UH-60V programme.
- Thales is providing Northrop Grumman with the most advanced and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)-approved FMS software to meet the UH‑60V requirements.
““This is a further expansion of our presence in the US military helicopter market. We are very pleased to be a key supplier to Northrop Grumman on this important programme“. ”