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“OUR GOAL IS TO SUPPORT THE INTEGRATION OF AUTONOMY INTO AVIATION TO IMPROVE THE SAFETY AND CAPABILITIES FOR MILITARY AND COMMERCIAL MISSIONS,” NOTED MARK MILLER, VICE PRESIDENT, ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY AT SIKORSKY; WHICH IS NOW A LOCKHEED MARTIN COMPANY. “UTILIZING MATRIX TO SUPPORT THE MISSION IN THIS DEMONSTRATION HIGHLIGHTS AN EXAMPLE OF THE ABILITY TO REDUCE PILOT WORKLOAD AND AUGMENT MISSION PERFORMANCE,”


Collectively, this Lockheed Martin team of unmanned and autonomously-controlled aircraft successfully managed to find and suppress a fire, and rescued a victim at Griffiss International Airport — all with- out a single first responder having to set foot on, or personally fly above, the incident scene. As an illustration of how much can be done without directly deploying humans in an aircraft at an incident scene, this demo certainly made its point.


WHAT’S NEXT


The success of Lockheed Martin’s firefighting/SAR demo has major implications for a remotely-controlled and autonomous- ly-controlled aircraft. Not only can this unmanned aerial team perform complex tasks previously reserved for a manned air- craft, but an unmanned aircraft may be able to do so for longer periods than manned platforms ever could. After all, with the right fuel loads and 24/7 shifts of remote operators, it should be possible to keep unmanned aircrafts in service far longer than their manned equivalents; especially when precious fuel isn’t being consumed while keeping human pilots aloft.


“What needs to happen now is for us to start proving this combination of unmanned aircraft in actual fire situations,” said Jon McMillen. “It may seem a stretch to convince human firefighters to let us help them but remember that we previ- ously had to sell the Marines on using autonomously-con- trolled K-MAXs in action – and now they are firm supporters of this operational concept.”


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Mar/Apr 2017


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