Tue, 13 September 2016

Elbit Systems Showcasing HMDs at F-16 Event in Ogden, Utah

Elbit Systems is showcasing its aircraft Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD) at this weeks F-16 and Proven Aircraft Technical Coordination Group World Wide Review in Ogden, Utah.

For over 20 years, Elbit Systems has integrated various advanced systems into the F-16, and through its RCEVS joint venture with Rockwell Collins is the main provider of Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS) and HMDs worldwide.

The combat proven and robust design of the JHMCS makes our HMD the global solution of choice for F-16 pilots. Currently, over 20 countries are flying F-16 fighter aircraft equipped with Elbit Systems of Americas JHMCS capabilities, said Chris Hickey, vice president Sustainment and Support of Elbit Systems of America.

The HMD solutions provide accurate cueing of targeting systems and tactical information wherever pilots look versus the field of view limitations of a traditional HUD.

As the F-16 evolves, so does the JHMCS. One important modification Elbit Systems of America offers through the RCEVS joint venture is the addition of the JHMCS Digital Eye Piece (DEP).

The DEP provides pilots the same cueing and display symbology used in the daytime while using night vision devices. The DEP attaches to existing JHMCS HMDs with no required aircraft modifications and gives pilots the ability to transition from day to night or night to day simply and quickly, either before flight or while airborne.

Elbit Systems also offers a wide array of logistics, sustainment, modernization, and upgrade solutions to domestic and international F-16 fleets.

One improvement of note is the reliability and maintainability upgrade to the aircrafts Wide Angle Conventional Head-Up Display (WAC HUD) and Diffractive Optical Holographic (DOH) HUDs.

Each HUD takes critical flight and mission data normally displayed inside the cockpit instrument panel and projects the information on a transparent surface directly in front of the pilot. The total system provides pilots a sharper image when conducting targeting operations.

We have delivered over 1200 F-16 HUD reliability and maintainability upgrades and, as systems evolve, Elbit Systems of America provides trusted sustainment and support solutions to customers worldwide, Hickey added.

Currently, Elbit Systems reliability and maintainability upgraded HUD is approved for use on F-16 Blocks 30, 40, and 50.

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