Collins-Elbit VS to build night vision helmet-mounted displays for jet fighter pilots

Combat avionics experts at Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. and allied militaries with head-up helmet-mounted displays for high-performance jet fighter-bomber aircraft under terms of a $12.9 million contract announced Friday.

Officials of the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., are asking CEVS to provide 60 JHMCS night vision devices, 60 JHMCS night display adapters, and 30 JHMCS helmet mounted display test sets (HMDTS) for the U.S. Navy.

In addition the contract calls for CEVS to provide 16 JHMCS HMDTS for Canada; five JHMCS HMDTS for Kuwait; and two JHMCS HMDTS for Malaysia, as well as two Hoffman adapter kits for Australia and one Hoffman adapter kit for Switzerland.

Additionally, this contract provides new and modified support equipment; interim repairs; non-recurring engineering, testing, and technical data; and other supplies and services necessary to install NVCD systems that are compatible with the F/A-18 series jet fighter-bombers, and EA-18G electronic warfare (EW) jet. READ MORE HERE