The U.S. Army has for the first time lifted into the air a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter equipped with an unmanned flight system. The helicopter made a test flight at the Yuma proving ground in Arizona in early November. This is reported by Defense Express with reference to Flight Global magazine.

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the U.S. Department of Defense (DARPA) conducted tests of the helicopter as part of the exercise Project Convergence. The purpose of the maneuvers was to practice the use of unmanned helicopters to supply troops.

According to the scenario of the exercises, the Black Hawk was used to supply troops behind enemy lines. The unmanned helicopter made it possible to eliminate the risk of losing a pilot in the area of enemy air defense systems.

The publication notes that the helicopter completed the task of supplying troops and for the first time made an autonomous landing on an unprepared site. The car received the Alias system, which allows you to make any modification of the UH-60 autonomous. Black Hawk also launched Altius-600 drones, which provided surveillance of the battlefield.