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Posted: 9/30/2014 10:38:00 PM EST

The US Air Force (USAF) will field an automatic terrain avoidance system on its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft in the coming weeks, the service announced in late September.

The Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS), developed under the M6.2+ F-16 Operational Flight Program (OFP), will be rolled-out across the fleet this autumn with the aim of reducing controlled flight into terrain (CFIT) by 90%, the air force said. According to the USAF, 26% of aircraft losses and 75% of all F-16 fatalities are caused by CFIT.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:32:24 PM EST
Not even a peep from the usual USAF suspects?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:35:37 PM EST
So does it add another engine?
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:38:00 PM EST
So no more Lawn dart? It'll try to avoid it?

Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:38:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 2A373:
So does it add another engine?
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Further reduction of the pilot to a voting member.
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:49:47 PM EST
Originally Posted By KA3B:
According to the USAF, 26% of aircraft losses and 75% of all F-16 fatalities are caused by CFIT.
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Sounds like there should be more low-and-slow CAS aircraft in the USAF inventory, since they obviously can't handle fighters very well
Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:52:43 PM EST
I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
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Link Posted: 10/1/2014 9:54:03 PM EST
Auto GCAS was developed by the USAF, Lockheed Martin, and NASA based on research collected by the three organisations 25 years ago.
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How relevant is this system? Weren't they still blaming the pilots for all of General Dynamic's engineering fuck ups at that point?
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