Head-up display avionics replacement units for Air Force C-17 cargo jets to come from Elbit Systems

Military avionics designers at The Boeing Company’s Defense, Space & Security segment needed replacement head-up displays (HUDs) for the C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet. They found their solution from Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Elbit avionics engineers will develop the C-17 replacement head-up display (RHUD) for the U.S. Air Force C-17 fleet.

The replacement HUD for the cargo jet makes provisions for sensor fusion and related avionics upgrades, as well as enhanced pilot situational awareness and approach-to-runway safety in bad weather and other reduced-visibility conditions. The C-17 is designed to operate from long or short runways of pavement, dirt, or other unimproved surfaces to carry cargo or deliver troops and equipment near the front lines of battle.

For more information visit Elbit Systems of America online at www.elbitsystems-us.com, and Boeing Defense, Space & Security at www.boeing.com/bds.

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