BAE Systems in London was selected by Lockheed Martin to supply a night-vision goggle helmet-mounted display (NVG HMD) for the F-35 Raptor joint strike fighter (JSF) during the next phase of its development. The NVG HMD will feature detachable night-vision goggles and incorporate the latest Q-SIGHT waveguide display. It will also include an optical head-tracking system for precise weapons delivery and carrier and land-based operations. the optical head trackers enable the HMD to achieve traditional heads-up display (HUD) accuracies and primary flight reference criteria.
BAE Systems will begin delivery of test assets in 2012 to support the F-35 development and integration laboratories, flight-test platforms, and flight simulators. The F-35 JSF seeks to revolutionize the way information is collected and presented to the pilot and the NVG HMD is planned to integrate with development work to date. The precise optics and head tracker combination enables F-35 weapons delivery, navigation, landing, and aircraft management under all flight regimes. The HMD’s modular design will allow for a path to binocular visor-projected displays, alternate image sources, and night-vision cameras, depending on customer requirements and program needs.
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