Military Review

Sikorsky completes standardization of the Black Hawk S-70M weapons control system

Sikorsky completes standardization of the Black Hawk S-70M weapons control systemSikorsky and Lockheed Martin are finalizing the creation of standards for a new integrated weapon control system for Black Hawk S-70M / S-70i helicopters. The system is fully integrated with existing avionics and allows you to optimize the choice of those or other ammunition for the attack of various kinds for the pilot. The helicopter with the newest weapon system received the working name DBH - Digital Black Hawk.

The latest system, as stated in the American press, can significantly simplify the task associated with the selection of ammunition for the attack, and calculations of complex ballistics. This will simplify the process of preparing for the attack.

According to Bill Gostich, Vice President of Global Military Systems & Services Sikorsky, a weapon control system and an electro-optical infrared sensor are being integrated with the existing helicopter controls. The operation of this complex system is displayed on a monitor in front of the pilot. It is possible to change the types of weapons, which are controlled by the software package.

It is noted that tests of this type of weapon system took place in 2017 year at one of the army training grounds in the state of Arizona. The system allows you to control 12,7-mm and 7,62-mm machine guns, Hellfire air-to-ground missiles, as well as 70-mm NURS Hydra 70.

The material of the press service of the company Sikorsky notes that a number of fire control functions are placed on the pilot's helmet. Thus, the pilot will be able to track the process of approaching the target and its destruction by guided missiles.
Dear reader, to leave comments on the publication, you must sign in.
  1. NEXUS
    NEXUS 15 February 2018 13: 46
    From Hawk the same drummer as with MI-8. He is good at covering the landing, and not in the hunt for tanks or a duel with an attack helicopter of the enemy.
    1. san4es
      san4es 15 February 2018 14: 22
      It was earlier, and they called it BATTLEHAWK .. They hung weapons for versatility, to sell more profitably ... Here's what they write:
      One helicopter has everything you need to solve the problems facing the modern military, which must constantly do more with less.
      This is an S-70 ™ BATTLEHAWK helicopter. Based on the battle-tested BLACK HAWK helicopter, the BATTLEHAWK combines the specific features, capabilities, and weapons most sought after by international military customers at an affordable price. In fact, the S-70 BATTLEHAWK is uniquely qualified to meet needs.
      Only BATTLEHAWK fulfills the requirements for armed intelligence
      and attacks in the 21st century. Only BATTLEHAWK provides capabilities and economy in one weapon system. Only BATTLEHAWK is versatile enough to carry out several missions, ranging from combat to an emergency, but with maximum efficiency.

      1. Lexus
        Lexus 15 February 2018 23: 48
        Interestingly, the article says nothing about the gun. 20 mm turret, with control through a helmet-mounted sight. Thank! hi
    2. Lexus
      Lexus 15 February 2018 23: 21
      Given that in many countries only military defense systems and MANPADS are left from military air defense, why not help cover attack helicopters to clear the landing area? You can stop the armored vehicles from afar with Hellfires, and you can disperse carts, for example, APKWS. Yes, and launched into the attack helicopter "Stinger", if it does not equalize the chances, then at least provide a hypothetical opportunity to survive. hi
      1. AntiFREEZ
        AntiFREEZ 16 February 2018 00: 57
        Quote: lexus
        20 mm turret

        Quote: lexus
        "Hellfires", and carts, for example, APKWS "disperse"

        Quote: lexus

        Have you noticed 2.15 about Spike? And his guidance through the pilot's helmet?

        I swear with envy crying
        But in theory, the same thing can be done with the Mi-8 / Mi-17 line.
        1. Lexus
          Lexus 16 February 2018 01: 12
          Have you noticed 2.15 about Spike?

          I decided not to spoil the mood for myself and the members of the forum before going to bed. winked
    KVU-NSVD 15 February 2018 13: 50
    It is noted that a number of fire control functions are carried out on the pilot's helmet. T
    The thing is good, but for some reason I’m sure of the difficulties in the implementation process. And how much the total cost of the hawk will increase and whether it can continue to be an inexpensive, reliable horse of the American army.
  3. Herculesic
    Herculesic 15 February 2018 14: 14
    And such turntables will go into service with the Afghan army? The Yankees promised our helicopters to replace with their own! They will also give a dozen f35 to the Afghans for free.
  4. iouris
    iouris 16 February 2018 12: 56
    I did not understand what is meant by "standardization of an arms control system," and who is the author. Maybe we are talking about certification of a weapons management system (SLA)?