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Airforce putting in autopilot ground avoidance.

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posted on Aug, 8 2007 @ 03:51 AM

Auto-GCAS software will take over flight controls from pilot to prevent controlled flight into ground.

According to the United States Air Force, the current manual “warning only” collision systems don’t prevent many of the controlled-flight-into-terrain accidents. This is partly due to the fact that warning lights or tones don’t offer any help if the pilot has lost consciousness or has lost their situational awareness.

To help reduce these accidents, the Air Force recently announced that it will begin implementing a new piece of software into some of their advanced fighter jets including the F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, and the F-35 Lightning II.

Good move IMO. But they need to make sure it doesn't trigger inadvertently.

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