In Search of Integrated Solutions

In Search of Integrated Solutions

By Kris Osborn New sensing capabilities and technologies are aiding pilots navigating in degraded visual environments. Here, a Kentucky National Guard Aviator flys a mission run for the Air Soldier System situational awareness technologies during a test in which the pilot must land the aircraft during a “brown-out” landing. (U.S. Army photo.) The Pentagon and the Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology (S&T) effort to engineer, build, and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability, operating density altitudes, and payload capacity. In a series of five articles, Access AL&T looks in detail at what this program is intended […]

Next-Generation Equipment Eyed for New Helicopter

Next-Generation Equipment Eyed for New Helicopter

By Kris Osborn A portion of the JMR Technology Demonstrator Phase 2 solicits feedback on emerging technologies in Aircraft Survivability Equipment. Here, a Soldier performs an engine run-up in preparation for a UH-60 air transport mission. Aircraft survivability equipment (APR-39 and Common Missile Warning System) is on and operational as visible in the instrument panel. (U.S. Army photo by J.D. Williams.) The Pentagon and the Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology (S&T) effort to engineer, build, and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability, operating density altitudes, and payload capacity. In a series of five articles, Access AL&T […]

The JMR Vision, From the Outside In

The JMR Vision, From the Outside In

By Kris Osborn The Pentagon and the Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology (S&T) effort to engineer, build, and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability, operating density altitudes, and payload capacity. In a series of five articles, Access AL&T looks in detail at what this program is intended to accomplish and how industry is contributing. The areas of science and technology (S&T) focus for the Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator program span a wide spectrum of emerging technologies, including composite materials, onboard electronics, and various rotor configurations designed to increase speed without compromising hovering ability, said Dave […]

Industry Teams at Work on JMR

Industry Teams at Work on JMR

By Kris Osborn The Joint Multi-Role science & technology effort is exploring the development of a new attack or utility helicopter. Here, SPC David Reed, an Apache Mechanic in the 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade (ACB), 1st Cavalry Division (Cav. Div.), Multi-National Division – Baghdad, works on the engine compartment of the helicopter during a 500-hour phase maintenance inspection on the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter. (U.S. Army photo by SGT Travis Zielinksi, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs.) The Pentagon and the Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology (S&T) effort to engineer, build, and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly […]

Pentagon, Army Developing Next-Generation Helicopter Fleet

Pentagon, Army Developing Next-Generation Helicopter Fleet

By Kris Osborn AMRDEC conceptual renderings of potential future JMR configurations. (U.S. Army images by AMRDEC.) The Pentagon and the Army are in the early stages of a far-reaching science and technology (S&T) effort to engineer, build, and deliver a next-generation helicopter with vastly improved avionics, electronics, range, speed, propulsion, survivability, operating density altitudes, and payload capacity. In a series of five articles, Access AL&T looks in detail at what this program is intended to accomplish and how industry is contributing. The Army-led Joint Multi-Role (JMR) program is a broadly scoped Pentagon endeavor representing the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), the military services, the U.S. Coast Guard, the […]