Vision Systems International To Develop Helmet Mounted Display
System For F-35 JSF
contractor Elbit Systems says its subsidiary, Vision Systems
International (VSI), has been awarded a $84.6 million contract from
VSI, which is jointly owned by Elbit Systems and Rockwell
Collins, will develop a helmet mounted display system for Lockheed
Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF), Elbit Systems said
in a statement.
contracts for more than 3000 helmet mounted display systems in
support of JSF production, are expected to follow the successful
completion of the development.
The helmet mounted display contract covers the JSF system
development and demonstration phase, and planning for low-rate
initial production and subsequent full-rate production phases,
Elbit Systems stated.
Under the contract, VSI will develop and deliver helmet mounted
display units to support the JSF development and integration
laboratories, the JSF simulators and the JSF flight-test platforms.
Additionally, the contract includes options for technology
refreshment and operational test and evaluation spares.
Elbit Systems president and CEO Joseph Ackerman said, “The
award of this contract is one more example of VSI’s growing
helmet mounted display systems capabilities.”
“This award is a testament to both the revolutionary
capabilities the VSI’s helmet mounted display offers the
F-35, as well as the dedication to the success of the program from
our industry colleagues and customers,” stated Ken Stansell,
President of VSI.
“This latest contract demonstrates Lockheed Martin’s
confidence in VSI’s advanced helmet mounted display
(Special thanks to ANN Contributor Dave
Bender, covering VSI in Israel)