Aircrew Protective Clothing and Devices System (Rotary Wing Aircraft)
NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER WARMINSTER United States
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A study was conducted to portray the major mission profiles in which the helicopter community is engaged, and by so doing, to identify the problem areas associated with the current inventory of helicopter aircrew protective equipment toward fulfilling the requirements of these missions. The ultimate objective of this effort is to provide a sound basis from which a series of separate but coordinated engineering developments will be conducted to provide a new generation of mission-specific protective systems for the helicopter community. The net effect of the program will be to enhance the inflight performance and effectiveness of all helicopter aircrewmen with little or no sacrifice to their safety in the event of an emergency situation.