8-May-2014 Source: Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems announced today the launch of the SKYLENS wearable head-up display for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) applications.
Packed in a lightweight, easy-to-install device, similar to a pair of sunglasses, SKYLENS is a revolutionary approach to meet the challenges of today’s aviators. Suitable for day and night operations and for all weather conditions, the system provides head-up information while minimizing the dependency on airport instrumentation. Equipped with SKYLENS, aircraft are capable of take-off and landing in low visibility conditions and in locations that non EVS-equipped aircraft could not access previously.
SKYLENS, a part of the Clearvision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) family, displays high-resolution symbology and video on a transparent visor, providing pilots with cutting edge head out capabilities
Designed and built for use by commercial aviation anywhere in the world, the system provides a unique solution for retrofitting existing platforms, small cockpit airplanes and helicopters. The new system, which is in advanced processes of airworthiness certification, is expected to enter into service by end of 2016.
For more than 30 years, Elbit Systems has been a market leader in the field of night vision and enhanced vision systems in the military and commercial aviation market, supporting thousands of helicopters, business jets and other aircraft. To date the company has delivered over 10,000 Head-Up Displays (HUD), Helmet Mounted Displays (HMD) and Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) for military and civil operators worldwide. These operational systems have gathered more than 2,000,000 operational hours to date.
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, signal intelligence (“SIGINT”) systems, data links and 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, including training and simulation systems.
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