Navy orders 101 advanced multi-purpose displays (AMPD) for carrier-based combat jet avionics
PATUXENT RIVER NAS, Md., 16 June 2016. U.S. Navy avionics specialists are looking to the Honeywell International Inc. Aerospace 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., announced a $9.1 million contract to Honeywell on Wednesday to provide 101 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 October 2017. For more information contact Honeywell Aerospace at http://aerospace.honeywell.com, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.