Elbit wins $100m. Boeing helmet deal

The company is also in development of the advanced HMD for the F-35 and of the quadeye night vision cueing system for the US Navy.

November 2, 2005 07:05
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Haifa-based Elbit Systems said Tuesday its US subsidiary, Vision Systems International has won contracts worth over $100 million to supply its Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems to Boeing Co., and support services for the helmets with the United States Navy and Air Force. Vision Systems (VSI) will deliver more than 500 of the systems to Boeing in the follow-on order after supplying 400 helmets to the aircraft manufacturer since April of last year, in accordance with a $62.6m. contract. It's the third such agreement the two companies have signed for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). The systems enable pilots to lock a missile onto an enemy aircraft simply by looking at it. Therefore, the pilot can cue onboard weapons and sensors against enemy aircraft and ground targets while, at the same time, performing high-G aircraft maneuvers. Information such as targeting cues and aircraft performance parameters are graphically displayed directly on the pilot's visor. Under the contract,VSI will provide spares, technical support and support equipment for the systems, which fills US government requirements for domestic air force and navy aircraft as well as a number of foreign military sales production commitments, Elbit said. The JHMCS will be used in US Air Force F-15 and F-16 fighter jets and in US Navy F/A-18 jets. VSI was established in 1996 as a joint venture between EFW Inc., an Elbit Systems of America company, and Rockwell Collins to develop, manufacture and support fixed wing helmet mounted displays (HMD) worldwide. The company is also in development of the advanced HMD for the F-35 and of the quadeye night vision cueing system for the US Navy and in production on the DASH (display and sight helmet) generation IV HMD under multiple contracts to Lockheed Martin. Shares in Elbit rose 1.9 percent to NIS 106 in trade on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange.

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