HH-60G Weapons System Trainer & Operational Flight Trainer

Customer: Lockheed Martin Information Systems

User: U.S. Air Force Aircrew Training & Rehearsal Support (ATARS) Program

ASI was selected by Lockheed Martin to upgrade the U.S. Air Force (USAF) HH-60G WST and HH-60G OFT as part of the ATARS program. The purpose of these upgrades was to improve the fidelity of the training systems to provide required aircrew training and mission rehearsal capabilities located at Kirtland AFB, NM. The HH-60G WST and HH-60G OFT training devices provide training and rehearsal support for the Special Operations Forces.

This contract included the design, development, manufacturing, integration, and test of a high fidelity control loading system and a dynamic seat shaker system. These systems provide the trainee with the force, feel, and feedback consistent with the operation of the HH-60G helicopter in all flight and ground operations.

The following HH-60G systems were developed and/or integrated by ASI:

  • Control Loading System
  • Seat Shaker System
  • Auto Test System

ASI also provided Program Management and Logistics Support services to support the successful completion of this program.

Delivery Status and Customer Satisfaction

Deliveries were on time with complete satisfaction by the customer and the users

About the HH-60G Pavehawk

The primary mission of the HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter is to conduct day or night combat search and rescue (CSAR) operations into hostile environments to recover downed aircrew or other isolated personnel during war. Because of its versatility, the HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war.

The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite that includes integrated inertial navigation/global positioning/Doppler navigation systems, satellite communications, secure voice, and Have Quick communications.

All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and forward looking infrared system that greatly enhances night low-level operations. Additionally, Pave Hawks have color weather radar and an engine/rotor blade anti-ice system that gives the HH-60G an adverse weather capability.