Elbit colour HMDs for USAF CV-22 crews

Elbit colour HMDs for USAF CV-22 crews

7-Sep-2011 Source: Elbit Systems

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 material to Elbit Systems, will allow Elbit Systems of America to provide the U.S. Air Force with a Color HMD that includes full helmet tracking capability, and effectively meets AFSOC objectives in the near and long term.

Coupling Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS) technology with new color symbology for unaided day and night vision goggle night missions, AFSOC CV-22 crews will attain a higher level of situational awareness, allowing them to fly heads up and eyes out. This capability is crucial today and in the battle space of the future. Elbit System’s Color HMD with head tracking capability delivers this important solution while also providing a growth path to a myriad of situational awareness solutions, such as our innovative Degraded Visual Environment (DVE) solution (3D conformal symbology) and Blue Force Tracker (BFT) information displayed in the HUD.

Elbit Systems of America President and Chief Executive Officer, Raanan Horowitz, commented, “We are pleased to have been selected by Boeing to provide cutting-edge technology for the warfighter, delivering high quality color Helmet Mounted Displays to support critical missions and needs. Elbit Systems of America is a leader in developing, producing and deploying helmet mounted display systems for many customers, and applications. Our systems are proven, offering situational awareness and added safety to military forces on various platforms.”

The color HMD is based on the proven Elbit Systems ANVIS/HUD® system which has been in use by U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marines, U.S. Coast Guard and U.S. Air Force rotary wing/tilt rotor pilots for many years. This architecture is installed on virtually all Department of Defense (DoD) utility and cargo air fleets, including the UH-60L, CH-47D, CH-53E, CH-46E, UH-1N, V-22, HH-65, MH-60T, MH-60S and others, and has seen extensive operational use in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Elbit Systems of America Airborne Solutions is a long time valued silver-rated supplier to Boeing Military Aircraft for the V-22 program.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC
Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products and system solutions focusing on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security, and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.  Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.

About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance (“C4ISR”), unmanned aircraft systems (“UAS”), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems.com.

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