Elbit Awarded U.S. Navy Contract for the Helmet Display and Tracker System
2 April, 2017
This allows pilots to keep "heads-up, eyes out" while also seeing key flight information
Elbit Systems of America won a contract for approximately $50 million by the U.S. Navy to provide Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) with the Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) algorithm for the MH-60S Seahawk helicopters. The work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and completed by June 2021. Elbit already received an initial order of approximately $14.2 million .
This award represents the Navy’s first production order for the line-of-sight helmet tracking system, and the integration of targeting symbology in the Armed Helicopter Weapon System (AHWS) for the MH-60S fleet. “Elbit Systems of America is strategically focused on delivering capabilities that aircrews can trust to increase mission effectiveness,” said Raanan Horowitz, president and chief executive officer of Elbit Systems of America. “The HDTS and CCIP give aircrews a decisive edge during critical missions.”
The advanced technology of the helmet and processor provides pilots and crews with line-of-sight tracking to improve interaction with the flight navigation system, enhance pilot and co-pilot situational awareness, and increase the accuracy of weapons delivery. The HDTS systems includes day/night helmet mounted displays that provide full color symbology. This allows pilots to keep “heads-up, eyes out” while also seeing key flight information. With the new systems, flight crews know exactly where the pilots are looking and where they are pointing the weapons.