Lockheed Martin to produce Common Cockpit system

Engineers from the Lockheed Martin Federal Systems division in Owego, N.Y., are building the first 13 Common Cockpit kits for the U.S. Navy under terms of a $29 million contract. The Common Cockpit, to go aboard the Navy Sikorsky CH-60S cargo helicopter, is to enable the pilot and co-pilot to share workload through dual-flight and mission instrumentation. The kit, which Lockheed Martin will deliver to the Navy, which will supply it as government-furnished equipment to Sikorsky, includes instrume

Engineers from the Lockheed Martin Federal Systems division in Owego, N.Y., are building the first 13 Common Cockpit kits for the U.S. Navy under terms of a $29 million contract. The Common Cockpit, to go aboard the Navy Sikorsky CH-60S cargo helicopter, is to enable the pilot and co-pilot to share workload through dual-flight and mission instrumentation. The kit, which Lockheed Martin will deliver to the Navy, which will supply it as government-furnished equipment to Sikorsky, includes instrument displays, two 8-by-10-inch mission displays, two programmable keysets, a digital communications suite, two inertial navigation/global positioning satellite units, mass memory unit, two flight management computers, and operational software. — J.K.

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