The Video Digest Utility (VDU) provides immediate display and seamless playback of aircraft video and audio. This utility is indispensable for Apache Pilots and Co-Pilot/Gunners to evaluate crew and team training, and enhance post mission debriefs and after action reviews.
The VDU lists and displays video files and associates each with a Date, Time Stamp, Channel, and Aircraft Tail Number. The VDU is designed to allow the user to advance quickly through the video and locate events of interest. This evaluation capability could provide increased crew proficiency and result in reduced flight time and ammunition expenditures during training. Users have the option to save video from the aircraft portable mass storage device and view immediately using a supplied USB cable.