Elbit Systems providing helmet system for AH-1W

  • 20-Jan-2010 09:37 EST

The Helmet Display and Tracker System being incorporated into the AH-1W helicopter (shown) by Elbit Systems of America provides pilots with flight data symbology day or night. (U.S. Marine Corps)

The U.S. Marine Corps awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a contract to provide Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for the AH-1W helicopter. The contract covers the development of retrofit kits to incorporate HDTS into the AH-1W helicopter. The HDTS system increases situational awareness and safety by allowing pilots to fly "head out of the cockpit" during day and night operations and combines it with other pilot line-of-sight information. Elbit Systems of America will be assisted by subcontractors Elbit Systems Ltd. Aerospace Division and Service Support Associates Inc. The program is valued at $8.2 million and is to be performed through 2010.

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