Fort Campbell, KY - Today the U.S Army unveiled its newest Helicopter, the UH-60M. The "Mike model," as its affectionately known among those who fly it, will replace its aging Fleet of UH-60A/L model Aircraft Which first entered service in 1979 as a medium lift utility and assault aircraft.
The New Blackhawk Helicopter, which is being fielded in The U.S Army's famed 101st Airborne Division, incorporates a variety of improvements over the previous design including fully coupled autopilot, swept back rotor tip design for operation at high altitudes, as well as glass cockpit touch screen instrumentation and interface based on Apple company's original IPhone.
Apple CEO Steve Jobs was on hand for the unveiling and addressed the crowd saying, "This is a historic day for the U.S Army, Sikorski helicopters, and Apple as we make the jump from the family home to aviation and military technology"
Apples incorporated Features on the new helicopter include; "moving map" displays, SMS messaging, Google Earth, 3G internet access, GPS locator, as well as full online access to ITunes online store.
Although many of the Army's Pilots who have learned to fly it were excited about the upgrades, There where numerous complaints when problems arose activating the new Aircraft through apples ITunes. ITunes has recently been overwhelmed by the simultaneous release of the second generation IPhone.
So what's next for Apple? When asked, Mr Jobs simply replied, "The space shuttle".