Boeing orders helmet-mounted displays from VSI

HAIFA, Israel, 1 Nov. 2005. Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI) announced the receipt of a contract from The Boeing Company for the delivery of more than 500 additional Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS).

Nov 1st, 2005

HAIFA, Israel, 1 Nov. 2005. Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI) announced the receipt of a contract from The Boeing Company for the delivery of more than 500 additional Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS).

Along with other orders from the U.S. Navy and Air Force for spares and test equipment in support of the JHMCS program, the new contracts total more than $100 million.

The JHMCS provides the pilot with "first look, first shot" high off-boresight weapons engagement capabilities. The system enables the pilot to accurately cue onboard weapons and sensors against enemy aircraft and ground targets while performing high-G aircraft maneuvers. Critical information and symbology, such as targeting cues and aircraft performance parameters, are graphically displayed directly on the pilot's visor.

Under the production contract, VSI will provide JHMCS systems, including spares, technical support and support equipment for the Full Rate Production - Lot 2 (FRP-2) acquisition. This procurement fills U.S. government domestic requirements for the Air Force F-15 and F-16, Air National Guard F-15, Navy F/A-18 Single Seat and Dual Seat platforms, and foreign military sales production and spares commitments.

In addition to the JHMCS, VSI is in development of the advanced HMD for the F-35 (JSF), in development of the QuadEye Night Vision Cueing system (NVCD) for the US Navy and in production on the DASH (Display and Sight Helmet) Generation IV HMD under multiple contracts to Lockheed Martin.

VSI was established in 1996 as a joint venture between EFW Inc. (an Elbit Systems of America company and a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd.) and Rockwell Collins. Its mission is to develop, manufacture and support fixed wing HMDs worldwide. With a heritage of more than 35 years of design and development experience in display systems, VSI today is the leading supplier of fixed wing HMDs. For more information, see www.vsi-hmcs.com.

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world, in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), advanced electro-optic and space technologies. The company focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense and homeland security applications. For more information, see www.elbit.co.il.

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