U.S. Air Force awards Raytheon $12.6 million Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting contract

  • 21-Jul-2010 04:36 EDT

The U.S. Air Force has awarded Raytheon Co. a $12.6 million contract for Phase 1 integration and qualification of the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system for USAF and Air National Guard A-10C and F-16C Block 30/32 aircraft. HMIT will be a heads-up system that displays crucial information in high-resolution color imagery directly in the pilot's field of vision. Information displayed will include weapons-cueing, targeting and situational awareness information, including data from onboard and remote sensors. The system will track helmet movement to display accurate imagery regardless of the direction the pilot's head is turned, and it will be fully compatible with U.S. military-standard airborne night vision systems. Raytheon Technical Services Co. LLC, the prime contractor, is teamed with Gentex Corp. to produce the system, based on Gentex's Visionix Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System. The program includes five one-year production options, with a potential total value up to $50 million.

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