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Rockwell Collins, Elbit Systems deliver F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display for software integration

Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, LLC // July 15, 2014

Gen III helmet provides unprecedented situational awareness for pilots

FARNBOROUGH, U.K. – The Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, LLC, Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), which provides unprecedented situational awareness for fighter pilots, has been delivered to Lockheed Martin for software integration into the F-35 Lightning II aircraft. The Gen III HMDS will be integrated into Low Rate Initial Production 7 for the F-35 program.

The F-35 Gen II HMD will be demonstrated at the Rockwell Collins booth (Hall 4, Stand F9) at the Farnborough Air Show this week.

“This helmet changes the paradigm for the display of information to fighter pilots,” said Phil Jasper, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Government Systems, for Rockwell Collins. “It is the first to have a fully integrated head-up display, which gives pilots all the critical information they need on the helmet’s visor. Pilots who have flown this new system have provided positive feedback about their ability to respond faster with reduced workload, resulting in an enhanced ability to complete missions successfully.

Read the full release from Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, LLC.

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