Elbit Systems of America to develop new C-17 Head Up Display

  • 14-Mar-2011 12:46 EDT

The C-17, shown departing from Nellis Air Force Base, provides rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases as well as tactical airlift and airdrop operations within a theatre of operations.

The Boeing Co. awarded Elbit Systems of America LLC a contract for the development of the C-17 Replacement Head Up Display ("RHUD") for the U.S. Air Force. The contract also contains options for recurring production, depot support, and repairs. With the C-17 HUD operator in mind, Elbit Systems of America has incorporated growth provisions that will provide the foundation for sensor fusion and other enhancements to increase approach stability and pilot situational awareness in critical phases of flight during reduced-visibility conditions. The RHUD Projector Unit features an advanced optical design with a wide field of view. The design incorporates a Digital Image Source, optimizing image quality and performance across many interrelating properties.

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