Officials of the Naval Air Systems Command at Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Md., announced a $15.7 million contract modification to Honeywell on Friday for 197 advanced multi-purpose displays (AMPD) for the Super Hornet and Growler 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 order is for 80 5-by-5-inch forward displays, 75 5-by-5-inch aft displays, and 75 8-by-10-inch displays. In this order 52 forward displays, 48 aft displays, and 24 8-by-10-inch displays are for the U.S. Navy, while 28 forward displays, 27 aft displays, and 18 8-by-10-inch displays are for the government of Australia.
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.
On this contract modification, Honeywell will do the work in Albuquerque, N.M., and should be finished by February 2016. For more information contact Honeywell Aerospace at https://aerospace.honeywell.com, or Naval Air Systems Command at www.navair.navy.mil.