Bell Helicopter tested its OH-58 Kiowa Warrior at the U.S. Army’s Dugway Proving Ground in Utah during a Manned Unmanned System Integration Capability (MUSIC) demonstration in September. As part of the MUSIC testing, exercises included receiving UAS sensor payload video and telemetry; re-transmitting the video and telemetry to a UAS ground control station; and live weapons firing at a target. The exercise marked the first time both manned and unmanned aircraft systems operated under a single commander, according to Mike Miller, director of Army business development for Bell. “We expect the Kiowa Warrior will be fielding Level II manned/unmanned capability in 2011," he said.
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