CMC Electronics Partners with Sikorsky on FMS for Black Hawks

The flight management system with radio integrated will deliver to a variety of special missions customers.

A new flight management system lies in store for a list of Sikorsky helicopters used in military applications. At the 2023 Helicopter Association International Heli-Expo in Atlanta on Tuesday, CMC Electronics and Sikorsky announced their contract to provide CMC’s CMA-2028MC FMS to several Sikorsky models, including the UH-60M, HH-60M, HH-60W, S-70i, and the S-70M.

Both U.S. military and international operators will take delivery of the updated helicopters, including the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force, to perform missions such as search and rescue, troop and personnel transport, medevac, disaster relief, aerial firefighting, and border patrol.

The CMA-2028MC integrates radio management along with the FMS functionality. Its reduced weight, low cost, and small size make it a flexible choice for the range of Black Hawks it is intended to serve.

Brad Nolen, vice president, sales and marketing, said in a statement, “Sikorsky and CMC have been collaborating for more than 25 years to ensure that the Black Hawk flight management system provides a highly reliable navigation solution with the capabilities needed to enable war fighters to complete crucial missions and save lives. CMC is excited to partner with Sikorsky on this latest program.”

CMC Electronics is based in Montreal, Quebec, while Sikorsky—now a Lockheed Martin company—is based in Stratford, Connecticut.


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