U.S. Navy selects Elbit Systems to deliver helmet display and mission processor for MH-60SNews
April 07, 2017
FORT WORTH, Texas. U.S. Navy officials selected Elbit Systems of America, LLC - a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. - for a $50 million indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to provide the Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) with the Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) algorithm for the MH-60S.
An initial order worth approximately $14.2 million was received on this contract. It 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, officials say.
The 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, which allows pilots to keep "heads-up, eyes out" while also seeing key flight information. In addition, the advanced processor allows a weapon impact symbol to be continuously displayed on the pilot's and crew's visors for improved deployment accuracy.
Work on this contract will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and completed by June 2021.
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