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Sikorsky demonstrates optionally piloted Black Hawk flight

23 April 2014

In cooperation with the US Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. said it has successfully demonstrated optionally piloted flight of a Black Hawk helicopter, a significant step toward providing autonomous cargo delivery functionality to the US Army.

Sikorsky Aircraft is a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX).

The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky´s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter Program, conducted the successful first flight demonstration on March 11 at Sikorsky´s Development Flight Center. The demonstration was conducted through the use of Sikorsky´s Matrix Technologies and advanced Ground Control Station (GCS) Technologies.

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., based in Stratford, Conn., is a world leader in aircraft design, manufacture and service. United Technologies Corp., based in Hartford, Conn., provides a broad range of high-technology products and support services to the aerospace and building systems industries. For more, visit


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