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VUIT

On today’s battlefield, air and ground crews need a common operating picture to see potential targets sooner and engage time-critical targets faster. VUIT provides air-to-ground and manned-unmanned video network interoperability across multiple rotary- and fixed-wing aviation platforms. The system readily adapts to multiple mission requirements while providing improved battlefield intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

To accommodate variable mission requirements, VUIT consists of two kits that can be used together or independently. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Receive Link kit allows manned aircraft crews to receive real-time video and map data from UAS and other manned airborne platforms with downlink sensors. Pilots are able to select the frequency of a specific UAS with the desired view and stream information to their multi-function cockpit displays. They can also manually or automatically enter UAS target data to cue aircraft sensors and weapons.

The VUIT Bidirectional Link kit enables the transmission of video and map data from the manned aircraft to ground personnel equipped with video-reception capabilities. Ground personnel can view both manned aircraft and UAS video and map data. The kit is also designed to accommodate two-way communication between the manned aircraft and the ground or between multiple manned aircraft.

VUIT is available for multiple rotary- and fixed-wing aircraft as both an integrated system incorporated into the aircraft mission control software and a federated system that is installable in the field. The combat-proven Apache VUIT was fielded in 2008 and is currently in operational use in theater.

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The UAS Receive Link kit allows manned aircraft crews to stream real-time video and map data from UAS to their multi-function cockpit displays. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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VUIT brings video network interoperability to the battlefield and decreases the sensor-to-shooter timeline. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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VUIT brings video network interoperability to the battlefield and decreases the sensor-to-shooter timeline. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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The combat-proven Apache VUIT is currently in operational use in theater. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)

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The UAS Receive Link kit allows manned aircraft crews to stream real-time video and map data from UAS to their multi-function cockpit displays. (Photo by Lockheed Martin)