The Stratford-based helicopter maker and military contractor announced Monday the creation of Sikorsky Innovations, intended to speed the transformation of the mechanical helicopter into a computerized aircraft.
It also will promote projects that are now designing helicopters to fly faster, simulate vision and monitor their own performance.
The Black Hawk is a military workhorse, used in Afghanistan, Iraq, Grenada in 1983, Panama in 1989 and the Gulf War in 1991. It’s also part of military packages sold to other nations and has been used in civilian missions such as rescuing snowbound mountain climbers.
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