Elbit Systems Ltd. (“Elbit Systems”) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, LLC (“Elbit Systems of America”), was awarded an Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a maximum value of approximately $50 million to produce spare parts in support of the Aviators’ Night Vision Imaging System Head-Up Display system (“ANVIS HUD”) of the U.S. Army. The contract, that will be performed over a period of five-years, was awarded on behalf of the United States Army, by the Defense Logistics Agency. An initial order for $17.9 million was recently placed under this contract, to be supplied until 2023.
Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, said: “Provisioning ANVIS HUD spares enables U.S. Army pilots to have the equipment available to support aircraft readiness. Elbit Systems of America has a long history of supplying the ANVIS HUD, and we are dedicated to continuing to supply these systems that aid performance, increase operator situational awareness, and ultimately warfighter safety.”
The ANVIS HUD is a day and night display system that connects to the helmets of Army helicopter pilots, allowing the pilots’ heads to remain upright and looking out of the aircraft, with all applicable information presented in front of the pilots’ eyes, instead of looking down or inside the cockpit to view information from various sensors. Elbit Systems leadership in the field of helicopter HMS, is particularly evident in the attack rotorcraft HMS market, where the Company’s ANVIS-HUDâ„¢ is the preferred choice for utility rotorcraft platforms. More than 5,000 helicopters worldwide are equipped with Elbit Systems’ ANVISHUD systems.
Elbit Systems’ Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) for helicopters enable safe flying in both day and night operations. All systems are combat-proven and sustain a high field MTBF rate while integrating with both new and mature on-board avionics. The use of standard interfaces allows for HMS upgrades without requiring modifications to the helicopter installment base when adding night, day, wide-field-of-view, cueing, man-machine interface (MMI), and safety high-performance vision systems. Elbit Systems Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) for helicopters are designed with open architecture using the same core processor to allow customer end-product flexibility from utility, to attack or multi-role use.