Software saved two fighter pilots’ lives in 2020

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Passing out as the sole pilot of an aircraft flying tens of thousands of feet above ground sounds like a recipe for disaster. The only thing between the plane and the ground is the Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System. The AGCAS software takes control of an aircraft when the fighter pilot has experienced G-induced loss of consciousness and is in danger of crashing. Acting at heights as low as 2,600 feet above ground level, it has saved at least eleven lives so far. Read full article here

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