CMC to Equip Sikorsky Helicopters With Tactical Flight Management Systems

CMC Electronics has signed a multi-year contract to supply several Sikorsky helicopters with tactical flight management systems (FMS).

Under the contract, CMC will provide its CMA-2082MC military FMS for Sikorsky’s UH-60M, HH-60M, HH-60W, S-70i, and S-70M rotorcraft.

Choppers integrated with the system will be delivered to the US Air Force, US Army, and other international Black Hawk users.

‘Unique’ System

According to CMC, the CMA-2082MC features radio management and optimized power, weight, and size, allowing it to operate in the most contested scenarios.

HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter. Image: Lockheed Martin
HH-60W Jolly Green II Combat Rescue Helicopter. Image: Lockheed Martin

It is built with communication, navigation, and mission software with an evolving modular open systems approach and future airborne capability environment military standards.

“The CMA-2082MC military FMS is unique as it allows Sikorsky to evolve and customize the FMS capabilities to meet the tactical needs of Black Hawk operators while benefiting from a proven foundation of the helicopter FMS software developed by CMC,” a statement from CMC said.

Sustaining Warfighter Capabilities

Once installed, the FMS is expected to support Sikorsky helicopters in troop transport, search and rescue, emergency response, aerial firefighting, and border patrol.

“Sikorsky and CMC have been collaborating for more than 25 years to ensure that the Black Hawk Flight Management System provides a highly reliable navigation solution with the capabilities needed to enable war fighters to complete crucial missions and save lives,” CMC Sales and Marketing Vice President Brad Nolen stated.

“CMC is excited to partner with Sikorsky on this latest program.”

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