automatic flight control system


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automatic flight control system

A system which includes all equipment to control automatically the flight of an aircraft or missile to a path or attitude described by references internal or external to the aircraft or missile. Also called AFCS.
Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms. US Department of Defense 2005.
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01 ( ANI ): Giving further thrust to the 'Make in India' initiative, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) carried out the first flight of Light Combat Helicopter (LCH) (Technology Demonstrator-2) with its own designed and developed Automatic Flight Control System (AFCS) for the first time in the country.
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* The automatic flight control system is the responsibility of Nord Micro with Sextant acting as subcontractor.
Suddenly, our automatic flight control system (AFCS) kicked off, which disabled our altitude hold.
The helicopter has advanced features including a fully integrated digital cockpit with a dual digital automatic flight control system and coupled flight director.
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