The Evolution of the Head-Up Display (HUD)

BAE Systems’ predecessor company, Elliot Flight Automation, along with Cintel, oversaw the development and manufacture of the first HUD system in operational service, used on board the Blackburn Buccaneer at its launch in 1961. A world first, it incorporated all the aspects of a modern HUD, namely optics, a high brightness cathode ray tube and programmable waveform generation. The Buccaneer HUD also displayed aircraft attitude and weapon aiming symbology for a number of different modes of attack. Today, BAE Systems’ HUD technology can be found in many aircraft, modern fighter jets, such as the F-16, F-22 and EUROFIGHTER TYPHOON ® fighter jet, C-17 military transport and business jets.

The Evolution of the Head-Up Display (HUD)
The Evolution of the Head-Up Display (HUD)
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