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Thales helmet-mounted sight and display selected for South Korea Light Attack Helicopter

Thales helmet-mounted sight and display selected for South Korea Light Attack Helicopter

Thales announces that Scorpion® helmet-mounted sight and display (HMSD) has been selected for Engineering, Manufacturing and Development (EMD) for South Korean Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) and to equip after completion on LAH EMD. At the end of an open competition, KAI made the choice of efficiency, modern technology and reliability. Thales will provide 400 HMSD… Read more »

Source: Thales, 14-Jul-16

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation establishes US subsidiary

Axnes Aviation AS (Norway), producer of advanced wireless communications systems for aircraft, ground, and marine applications, is pleased to announce the expansion of their company into the North American market with the creation of a new U.S. subsidiary based in Colorado, Axnes, Inc. The Managing Director for the new U.S. subsidiary is Brett Gardner, an… Read more »

Source: Axnes Aviation, 29-Feb-16

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ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

ASU and Wilcox unveil NVG Helmet Mount and Battery Pack

After more than three decades with little to no changes, Aviation Specialties Unlimited, (ASU) and Wilcox Industries revealed at the Helicopter Association International (HAI) annual HELI-EXPO in Louisville, Kentucky a new helmet mount and battery back for night vision goggles. “Lighter, stronger, and easier to use are phrases we have all heard people ask for… Read more »

Source: ASU, 26-Feb-16

Kitchener Aero increases Helicopter Helmet Sales and Service

Kitchener Aero increases Helicopter Helmet Sales and Service

Kitchener Aero Avionics (KAAV) – is one of Canada’s premiere avionics sales, service, design and special missions modifiers. The firm is also well respected for their long-time sales and service support for the Gentex line of aviation flight helmets. KAAV are pleased to announce the recent addition of the full ALPHA product line to their… Read more »

Source: Kitchener Aero, 26-Oct-15

Elbit launches health-monitoring helmets

Elbit launches health-monitoring helmets

Elbit Systems introduces Canary, an integrated physiological monitoring device for pilots, providing real-time alerts in case of in-flight life threatening situations. In extreme cases, such as hypoxia or loss of consciousness, a warning will appear, either as an audio-visual alert on the pilot’s Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) or via the aircraft’s mission computer using the… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 15-Jun-15

International Enterprises awarded $20M repair contract for AH-64 pilot and crew helmets

International Enterprises awarded $20M repair contract for AH-64 pilot and crew helmets

International Enterprises Inc., Talladega, Alabama, was awarded a $20,565,202 firm-fixed- price contract for repair of various Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System components for AH-64 Apache pilots and crew. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 10, 2018. One bid was solicited with one received…. Read more »

Source: US DoD, 19-Apr-15

Thales awarded $38M for Optimized Top Owl helmet display

Thales awarded $38M for Optimized Top Owl helmet display

Thales Defense & Security Inc., Clarksburg, Md., is being awarded a $38,527,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Optimized Top Owl (OTO) Helmet Mounted Sight and Display (HMSD) Sustainment Capability services for the H-1 Aircraft program. This contract includes the facility, labor, materials, parts, test and tooling equipment required for the OTO repair capabilities transition plan from… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Apr-14

Meet Axnes Aviation At Heli UK Expo 2014

Meet Axnes Aviation At Heli UK Expo 2014

Meet Axnes Aviation at the Heli UK Expo which takes place on the 3rd-4th June 2014! Axnes Aviation was founded in 1995, and is a privately held company located in Grimstad, Norway. Axnes Aviation AS specializes in supplying advanced and highly durable wireless systems for use under harsh conditions on aircraft and other platforms. Polycon integrates… Read more »

Source: Heli UK Expo, 19-Feb-14

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Elbit Systems to launch new products at Heli-Expo 2014

Elbit Systems to launch new products at Heli-Expo 2014

New systems to be launched at the show: Heli EVS- multi-spectral helicopter EVS that enables improved situational awareness SkyVis™- new system, combining proven helmet-mounted display (HMD) with commercially certifiable line-of-sight (LOS) technology and daytime head-up display (HUD) capabilities At the upcoming Helicopter Association International HELI-EXPO 2014 exhibition, set to take place in Anaheim Convention Center,… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 19-Feb-14

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EFW awarded $11M option for AH-1W helmet display tracker system kits

EFW awarded $11M option for AH-1W helmet display tracker system kits

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded an $11,666,579 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-13-C-0037) to exercise an option for the installation and procurement of helmet display tracker system (HDTS) kits for AH-1W aircraft, including nine HTDS P-kits, 29 AH-1W Helmet kits, and installation of 54 HDTS.  Work will be performed in… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 23-Jan-14

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Bell-Boeing receive $15M delivery order for eight V-22 helmet mounted display kits

Bell-Boeing receive $15M delivery order for eight V-22 helmet mounted display kits

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $15,597,818 firm-fixed-price delivery order (0075) against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-12-G-0006) in support of the V-22 aircraft. This order provides for additional nonrecurring engineering and technical support to forward fit/retrofit engineering change proposal #1007 into the aircraft. This effort will also provide for… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 08-Dec-13

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Elbit to supply helmet systems for Korean Utility Helicopter

Elbit to supply helmet systems for Korean Utility Helicopter

Elbit Systems announced today that it was awarded a follow-on contract to supply advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) systems for the Republic of Korea Army’s SURION helicopter. The contract, which is in an amount that is not material to Elbit Systems, will be performed over a four-year period. Elbit Systems will supply the HMD systems to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 16-Oct-13

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Helmet saves Otago helicopter pilot’s life

Helmet saves Otago helicopter pilot’s life

A Central Otago pilot has escaped with his life and a lucky lid after his unattended helicopter took off, crashed and the tail rotor grazed his helmet. (See Full Story)

Source: MSN, 16-May-13

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Feds issue helmet safety guideline reminder

Feds issue helmet safety guideline reminder

With the fire season approaching and interagency aviation operations gearing up, the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) and the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) this week issued an accident prevention bulletin reminding helicopter flight crews to ensure their helmets meet interagency guidelines and, more importantly, offer adequate protection. The bulletin warns that some helmets may contain outdated… Read more »

Source: HAI, 02-May-13

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Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays

Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays

Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), together with teammate Thales Visionix Inc. (TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing development of Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) systems for the U.S. Army’s Air Soldier Program. Under the contract, the RTSC/TVI team will… Read more »

Source: Raytheon, 14-Feb-13

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EFW awarded $38M for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracking System

EFW awarded $38M for AH-1W Helmet Display Tracking System

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $38,283,186 indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contract to provide hardware, support equipment, and non-recurring engineering in support of the Helmet Display Tracking System (HDTS) on the AH-1W helicopters.  This contract includes cabling (P-Kits), fixtures, tooling, and non-recurring engineering associated with modifying the helmet design, adding moving map and other… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 03-Sep-12

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Helmet mounted display for safer helicopter flight

Helmet mounted display for safer helicopter flight

Helicopter flights and landings in poor visibility conditions always present pilots with special challenges. The German Aerospace Center (Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt; DLR) has now completed a series of tests with a new helmet mounted display and has brought it into use a flight simulator. In future, this display will assist helicopter pilots… Read more »

Source: DLR, 06-Mar-12

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Nightline Inc appointed official distributor of Wilcox helmet mounts

Nightline Inc appointed official distributor of Wilcox helmet mounts

Nightline, Inc., a US, Small Business Administration HUBZone certified, veteran-owned defense company, and global supplier of Generation III Night Vision Equipment, is now an official distributor of Wilcox helmet mounts. The Wilcox L2 G06 Ratchet Strap Bracket with the Integrated Breakaway Base and Universal NVG Mount featuring two modes of operation. The first mode allows… Read more »

Source: Nightline Inc, 16-Feb-12

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Elbit awarded $23M US Army HUD maintenance contract

Elbit awarded $23M US Army HUD maintenance contract

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) (“ESLT”) announced today that its subsidiary in the U.S., Elbit Systems of America, LLC. (“Elbit Systems of America”), has been awarded a five-year, $23 million Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) National Maintenance Contract by the US Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM), for depot level repair services on Elbit Systems of… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 12-Oct-11

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Bell-Boeing awarded $8.7M for CV-22 helmet mounted display program

Bell-Boeing awarded $8.7M for CV-22 helmet mounted display program

Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded an $8,713,282 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00019-08-C-0025) for non-recurring efforts associated with increment three of the CV-22 aircraft Block 20 upgrade program. Efforts to be provided include concept definition, non-recurring engineering, drawings, and installation/integration to design, develop, and test the enhanced helmet mounted… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 18-Sep-11

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Elbit colour HMDs for USAF CV-22 crews

Elbit colour HMDs for USAF CV-22 crews

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., has beenawarded a contract to supply Boeing Military Aircraft with the CV-22 Color Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) for the Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC). Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas. The contract, which is not in an amount that is… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 07-Sep-11

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LifeFlight changes flight helmets to mirror Vanderbilt football

LifeFlight changes flight helmets to mirror Vanderbilt football

Vanderbilt LifeFlight has changed its flight crew helmets to mirror those worn by Vanderbilt University football players. LifeFlight crew member’s helmets provide safety, hearing protection, and are also part of the communication system onboard the helicopter. Previous helmets were solid white. The new helmets are designed with Vanderbilt gold, a white stripe down the middle,… Read more »

Source: Vanderbilt LifeFlight, 03-Jul-11

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EFW awarded $18M contract for AH-64 Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System

EFW awarded $18M contract for AH-64 Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System

EFW, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, was awarded on March 30 an $18,868,104 firm-fixed-price contract.  The award will provide for the procurement of spare components for the AH-64 Apache Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2014.  One bid was solicited… Read more »

Source: US DoD, 11-Apr-11

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Elbit awarded $12.7M spares order for US Army Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System

Elbit awarded $12.7M spares order for US Army Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System

Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) announced today that its wholly-owned U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC, was awarded a $12.75 million delivery order for Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System (IHADSS) spares from the U.S. Army Tank-Automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM), in Rock Island, Illinois. Work on this contract will be performed… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 02-Mar-11

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Elbit test flies ANVIS/HUD® day/night head-up display with colour symbology

Elbit test flies ANVIS/HUD® day/night head-up display with colour symbology

Elbit Systems, a market leader in military Helmet Mounted Head-Up Displays (HUDs), announced today that it successfully completed a test flight of its ANVIS/HUD® Day/Night Helicopter Helmet Mounted HUD with color symbology onboard a Bell 206 helicopter. The new technology will be implemented in future Helicopter HUD programs per customer requests. Adding color symbology to… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems, 28-Feb-11

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Thales TopOwl deployed with both French and US forces in Afghanistan

Thales TopOwl deployed with both French and US forces in Afghanistan

Bangalore, India, February 9, 2011 – Thales today announced that together with the Tiger and Huey UH-1Y helicopters, its TopOwl® Helmet Mounted Sight & Display system (HMSD) has been deployed with the French and US Forces in Afghanistan, to provide high levels of night vision performance and targeting capabilities for helicopter pilots. TopOwl® is already… Read more »

Source: Thales, 09-Feb-11

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Heli-Power 2010: RN evaluates Q-Sight for Lynx gunners

Heli-Power 2010: RN evaluates Q-Sight for Lynx gunners

The Royal Navy (RN) is carrying out an operational evaluation of a new helmet-mounted optical sighting system that will be issued to Lynx Mk8 helicopter door gunners.

Source: Shephard, 18-Nov-10

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Hillsboro Aviation using Alpha Eagle helmets

Hillsboro Aviation using Alpha Eagle helmets

Xtreme ALSE has provided Hillsboro Aviation with six Alpha Eagle flight helmets, one of the most state of the art flight helmets on the market. Hillsboro Aviation’s pilots and instructors will use these helmets throughout the entire external load training course. The helmets help to increase the level of safety and comfort during training and… Read more »

Source: Xtreme ALSE, 13-Aug-10

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Elbit Awarded $8.2M Contract for Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for USMC AH-1W

Elbit Awarded $8.2M Contract for Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for USMC AH-1W

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. ( ESLT) announced receipt of contracts from the United States Marine Corps (USMC) for Elbit Systems of America Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for the USMC AH-1W Attack Helicopter. The contract effort covers the development of retrofit kits to incorporate HDTS… Read more »

Source: Elbit Systems of America, 13-Jan-10

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UK MoD to purchase 12 remote sighting systems with BAE Systems’ Q-Sight™ display

The U.K. Ministry of Defence has placed the first order for a new generation of helmet-mounted displays developed by BAE Systems. The Royal Navy will purchase 12 remote sighting systems incorporating BAE Systems’ Q-Sight™ display, for its Lynx Mk8 helicopters.

Source: BAE Systems, 10-Sep-09

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Thales To Upgrade TopOwl Helmet Modules for Australian Military

Thales has secured an order from prime contractor Australian Aerospace to upgrade the TopOwl Helmet-Mounted Sight Display Modules fitted to Australia’s Tiger helicopters.  TopOwl HMSD links the pilot directly to the armaments, night-vision and navigation systems of the army’s armed reconnaissance helicopters.

Source: Thales, 28-Aug-09

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Elbit to equip new Korean helicopters with advanced helmet-mounted systems

Source: Rotorhub, 31-Mar-09

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