NASHUA, N.H. – The BAE Systems Electronic Systems segment in Nashua, N.H., is introducing the LiteWave lightweight head-up display (HUD) that can be integrated into military and commercial aircraft cockpits that have limited cockpit space.
LiteWave is a laptop-sized HUD mounted above the pilot's head. It presents critical information such as direction, altitude, and speed, in the pilot's line of sight.
The lightweight HUD avionics is 70 percent smaller and lighter than a traditional HUD, is as much as 80 percent faster to install, and its simple design makes maintenance quick and inexpensive, company officials say.
Powered by The BAE Systems waveguide technology, LiteWave can be adjusted to suit any individual flying position and allows the pilot to maintain situational awareness, even during poor weather or at night.
"LiteWave can be fitted into virtually any cockpit in the world," says Lee Tomlinson, director of HUD products at the BAE Systems Electronic Systems business.
"Our engineers have created a digital display that is smaller, lighter and uses less power than any other Head-Up Display. It has the potential to revolutionize the market and make HUD technology far more accessible."
LiteWave marks the next stage in bringing state-of-the-art digital technology to the marketplace, and is now available to begin flight trials for future customers on commercial and military aircraft.
LiteWave is manufactured at The BAE Systems Electronic Systems site in Rochester, England, which has innovated and invested in cockpit displays for more than 60 years.
For more information contact BAE Systems online at www.baesystems.com/en-us/productfamily/displays.