Elbit to Develop a Cockpit Display for the F-35 Aircraft
6 June, 2017
The development contract is for the Technology Refresh 3, Panoramic Cockpit Display Unit
Lockheed Martin Aeronautics awarded Elbit Systems of America a contract by to develop a cockpit display replacement for the F-35 aircraft. The development contract is for the Technology Refresh 3, Panoramic Cockpit Display Unit. The value of the award was not in a material amount.
This award further expands the participation of Elbit Systems on the F-35. Today it already includes power amplifiers, structures, and sustainment work. Elbit also supplies, with Rockwell Collins, the F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System, through their joint venture Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems (RCEVS). These efforts brings Elbit Systems to a position of a leading provider of advanced cockpit and intelligent pilot interface solutions for the F-35.
Earlier this year, Elbit Systems demonstrated an Advanced Cockpit Station (ACS) for the F/A-18 Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler. The ACS includes mission processors, a low-profile head-up display, and a large area display with touch screen and picture-in-picture capabilities. This reflects the company’s focus to integrate mission and cockpit situational awareness for pilots.