Elbit to provide electro-optics helmet-mounted displays for Navy helicopters

Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. Navy with helmet-mounted displays for pilots of MH-60R anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters and MH-60S multimission helicopters under terms of a $49.9 million contract.

Jun 21st, 2017

Elbit Systems of America in Fort Worth, Texas, will provide the U.S. Navy with helmet-mounted displays for pilots of MH-60R anti-submarine warfare (ASW) helicopters and MH-60S multimission helicopters under terms of a $49.9 million contract. Officials of the U.S. Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division in Crane, Ind., are asking Elbit to provide 126 helmet display tracker systems (HDTS) for MH-60R and MH-60S helicopter pilots. The HDTS provides MH-60 situational awareness and targeting enhancements via pilot/copilot line-of-sight capability; continuously computed impact point for the 20-millimeter automatic gun helicopter armament subsystem; LAU-61C/A 2.75-inch unguided rockets; and LAU-61G/A precision guided digital rocket launcher. The MH-60R is an ASW and anti-surface warfare helicopter that can operate from aircraft carriers and from other surface warships equipped with helipads. The MH-60S, meanwhile, is for search-and-rescue, MEDEVAC, utility, and vertical replenishment. The magnetic HDTS helps reduce the MH-60 helicopter pilot's workload and improve crew coordination. The HDTS represents a relatively simple upgrade to the predecessor HUD on the MH-60 rotorcraft.

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