AOL Defense, Army Seeks Brownout Fixes For Helo Pilots; Afghan Tests Loom, March 9, 2012:
"The dangers of DVE have been known for as long as helicopters have flown in sand, dust and snow," said Michael Hirschberg, executive director of the American Helicopter Society International. "Brownout has been a significant contributor to the losses of some 600 Americans and 400 vertical flight aircraft in the past 10 years of conflict -- much deadlier than enemy actions. But even after all this, there still aren't any technologies that are mature enough to field. The Pentagon is late-to-need on the technologies to close this critical gap."