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Rotorcraft Report: Lockheed Delivers 200th Common Cockpit

By Staff Writer | August 1, 2009
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Lockheed Martin has provided the U.S. Navy with its 200th Common Cockpit avionics suite. The equipment is designed to be used in the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R and MH-60S multi-mission helicopters. Built using commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) hardware, the Common Cockpit standardizes flight operations on both Navy helicopter models. Each uses four 8 x 10-inch color displays that are compatible with night vision devices. To date, 47 Common Cockpits have been made for the MH-60R, the Navy’s newest anti-submarine/anti-surface warfare helicopter. The 153 Common Cockpits that have been produced for the MH-60S perform ship-to-ship vertical resupply. According to Lockheed Martin, the cockpit has logged more than 250,000 flight hours since deliveries began in January 2000.


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