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Honeywell to build 121 advanced multi-purpose displays for F/A-18F and F/A-18G combat aircraft

Posted by John Keller

PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 30 May 2013. U.S. Navy aircraft specialists are looking to the Honeywell Inc. Defense & Space Electronic Systems segment in Albuquerque, N.M., for several sizes of advanced multi-purpose displays (AMPD) for the avionics systems of the Navy F/A-18F jet fighter-bomber and EA-18G electronic warfare aircraft.

Officials of U.S. Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., awarded Honeywell Defense & Space Electronic Systems a $9 million contract Wednesday to provide 121 advanced multi-purpose avionics displays for the F/A-18F and EA-18G aircraft.

The AMPD rugged display family consists of 5-by-5-inch forward avionics displays; 5-by-5-inch aft displays, and 8-by-10-inch avionics displays.

The AMPD replaces obsolete cathode ray tube (CRT)-based displays in legacy aircraft, and uses state-of-the-art active matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) technology.

The displays are full color, high density, and can be used during the day, at night, and with the night vision imaging system (NVIS). Of the AMPD family, the 5-by-5-inch versions are for the F/A-18E/F/G models, and the 8-by-10-inch versions are for the F/A-18F/G aft cockpit. The 8-by-10-inch model includes a direct digital video input.

The displays provide symbology, raster, and hybrid display formats, and support mono and full-color modes.

Honeywell will do the work in Albuquerque, N.M., and should be finished by January 2015. For more information contact Honeywell Aerospace at www.honeywell.com, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.

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