Helmet-mounted displays aim to give pilots added edge

FORT WORTH, Texas. Elbit Systems of America, in a joint venture with Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems, will incorporate the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System II (JHMCS II) helmet-mounted display into Republic of Korea air force (ROKAF) F-16 aircraft.

The Korean air force version of the JHMCS II helmet gives pilotsĀ  enhanced situational awareness during day and night missions with its immediate and accurate visor-projected display of friendly, threat, and unknown targets. The JHMCS II Night Vision Goggle (NVG) and Digital Eyepiece (DEP) solution enables pilots to easily convert from day to night operations using only one hand while airborne and without removing the helmet. With the JHMCS II NVG/DEP night solution, pilots are able to fly with helmet-mounted display symbology during both day and night missions.

The JHMCS II provides pilots and aircrew the capability to direct sensors and aim weapons and includes an inherent future growth path to enhanced capabilities, including full-color symbology generated by a digital image source, full-color video, and pilot health monitoring.