Rain and Sikorsky Collaborate to Advance Rapid Response Capabilities for Aerial Wildland Firefighting
Business Wire October 5, 2023
The two companies will demonstrate how an uncrewed BLACKHAWK® helicopter with Rain’s Wildfire Mission Autonomy System could respond rapidly to suppress incipient wildfires
Sikorsky’s Optionally Piloted BLACKHAWK helicopter with the MATRIX autonomy system demonstrates contested logistics resupply without humans on board at U.S. Army’s Yuma Proving Ground, October 2022. The MATRIX system forms the core of DARPA’s ALIAS (Aircrew Labor In-cockpit Automation System) project, designed to exponentially improve the flight safety and efficiency of rotary and fixed-wing aircraft. Rain and Sikorsky will collaborate to demonstrate the capability of autonomously flown helicopters to attack wildland fires at the earliest stage. Photo by Sikorsky, a Lockheed Martin company.