Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance
Automatic Ground Collision Avoidance System (Auto GCAS) is a software update that prevents an aircraft from impacting the ground by automatically pulling the aircraft up before an accident can occur. Auto GCAS has been flight tested and integrated on many F-16s. Since September 2014, Auto GCAS is credited with saving 11 aircraft and 12 pilots. Seventy-five percent of F-16 fatalities are Controlled Flight into Terrain. Our Auto GCAS can prevent 98 percent of these. This technology transitioned to the F-35 in 2019.