Army Looks to Operate in Bad Weather
“A generation after night-vision gear allowed theU.S. Army to ‘own the night,’ service leaders want to equip their helicopters to own bad weather,” reports Defense One .
“The new degraded-visual-environment gear would allow helicopter pilots to fly in rain, snow or fog. It would also help in brownouts, when rotor wash creates a cloud of dust and rocks around a landing helicopter. Most importantly, it would enable entire missions… Heidi Shyu, the Army’s acquisition executive, said the service is studying degraded visual environment technology now.”