Microvision contracted by General Dynamics to develop helmet-mounted displays for U.S. Army Mounted Warrior program

REDMOND, Wash., 18 September 2006. Microvision, maker of light scanning technologies for display and imaging products, has been awarded a $5.95 million subcontract by General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, to supply full-color, daylight readable, see-through helmet-mounted displays (HMDs) as part of the U.S. Army's Mounted Warrior HMD Improvement program.

Sep 18th, 2006

REDMOND, Wash., 18 September 2006. Microvision, maker of light scanning technologies for display and imaging products, has been awarded a $5.95 million subcontract by General Dynamics C4 Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics, to supply full-color, daylight readable, see-through Helmet-Mounted Displays (HMDs) as part of the U.S. Army's Mounted Warrior HMD Improvement program.

The improvement program, managed by the U.S. Army's Project Manager for Soldier Warrior under Program Executive Office Soldier, has tapped Microvision to create a full-color HMD system with reduced size, weight, and power requirements. The contract specifies the development, design, verification, testing, and delivery of 10 full-color display units for evaluation by mid-2007.

Mounted Warrior is a soldier system designed for armored vehicle crewmen. It integrates communications and displays with soldier mission equipment for crew members, including vehicle commander, driver, and gunner. General Dynamics holds prime contracts with the U.S. Army for other Warrior programs including Land Warrior, Mounted Warrior, Air Warrior, and Future Force Warrior Advanced Technology Demonstration.

Microvision expects to deliver an HMD solution that will enable a combat vehicle crew member to see real-time data and video from multiple sources, in true full-color with complete, transparent capabilities, designed with simplicity and comfort.

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