DOD orders more Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems

  • 19-Mar-2010 09:42 EDT

The Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System visor displays tactical information, aircraft altitude, airspeed, g-force, and angle of attack to increase the user’s situational awareness.

Boeing received a $39.6 million contract from the U.S. Department of Defense to provide 85 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). Boeing will deliver JHMCS aircraft hardware and pilot equipment for U.S. Air Force and Air National Guard F-15 Eagles, Air Force F-16 Falcons, and 10 international customers. This is Boeing’s 11th JHMCS production order since 2002. The multirole JHMCS gives flight crew members the ability to rapidly acquire and designate a target simply by looking at it. By placing an aiming cross, projected on the helmet visor, over the desired target and pressing a button, pilots can quickly and easily aim weapons and sensors to designate and attack airborne or ground targets. Boeing is the prime contractor and integrator for JHMCS. Vision Systems International, based in San Jose, CA, is the major subcontractor.

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