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US Marine Corps Selects L3Harris Technologies to Help Pilots Safely Land in Degraded Visual Environments

Integrated Mission Systems
Aug 11, 2021 | 2 MINUTE Read

MELBOURNE, Fla. — The U.S. Marine Corps has selected L3Harris Technologies (NYSE:LHX) to enhance visibility and safety of MV-22B Osprey pilots landing in reduced visibility landing conditions due to weather, obstacles or obscurants such as dust brownouts.

The Degraded Visibility Landing System (DVLS) fuses navigational and sensor data sources to produce a real-time, augmented-reality displayed on a helmet-mounted, flip-down display for an accurate representation of the surrounding terrain and potential flight obstructions. DVLS keeps pilots spatially oriented to the terrain and obstacles and works with existing night vision devices to enable safer landings.

“Our innovative system will increase pilots’ situational awareness and confidence when landing in brownout conditions,” said Luke Savoie, President, Aviation Services, L3Harris. “We are pleased to help enhance Marines’ mission effectiveness and safety in the world’s most challenging environments.”

The light-weight display and processor are simple to install, set up and use, and can be easily integrated into a variety of fixed and rotary-wing aircraft, including the CH-53, H-1, H-60 and C-130. The system’s open architecture design supports the Marine Corps’ Digital Interoperability initiative, allowing scalability to support future aircraft and programs. It is also compliant to the Future Airborne Capability Environment, also known as FACE standards, enabling easy integration of new sensors and systems.

About L3Harris Technologies
L3Harris Technologies is an agile global aerospace and defense technology innovator, delivering end-to-end solutions that meet customers’ mission-critical needs. The company provides advanced defense and commercial technologies across air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. L3Harris has approximately $18 billion in annual revenue and 47,000 employees, with customers in more than 100 countries.

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