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Collins Elbit Vision Systems delivers 3,000th F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System to the Joint Strike Fighter

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Collins Elbit Vision Systems delivers 3,000th F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System to the Joint Strike Fighter

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Collins Elbit Vision Systems delivers 3,000th F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System to the Joint Strike Fighter
Collins Elbit Vision Systems delivers 3,000th F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System to the Joint Strike Fighter

Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) – a joint venture between Collins Aerospace, and Elbit Systems of America (Elbit America) – announced today that it has delivered the 3,000th F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display Systems (HMDS) to the Joint Strike Fighter. Collins Aerospace is an RTX business. The F-35 Gen III HMDS is the world’s most advanced helmet-mounted display system. Its next-generation user interface serves as a pilot’s primary display system, providing them with intuitive access to vital flight, tactical and sensor information day or night. With the 3,000th delivery, CEVS has provided over 20,000 systems to warfighters and have logged more than 1 million flight hours on 40 different fighter aircraft platforms. This milestone comes five months after CEVS unveiled Zero-G HMDS+ for 6th generation fighter aircraft.

“Zero-G – the newest generation of our HMDS – is the lightest, most capable and safest helmet mounted display system ever developed. It was designed for next-generation fighter aircraft platforms and can also support 4th and 5th generation aircraft,” said Elbit America’s Jeff Hobert, co-general manager of CEVS.

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“CEVS has developed and delivered next-generation solutions that have kept pilots safe and battle ready for nearly 30 years. The HMDS offers pilots in combat zones unmatched situational awareness, giving them the vital information they need to make decisions faster. Our team in Wilsonville, Oregon, is proud to have helped lead the development and manufacturing of this technology for our warfighters, which will help them win the future fight,” said Collins Aerospace’s Daniel Karl, co-general manager of CEVS.

Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Helmet Mounted Display.
Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS) Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) Helmet Mounted Display. (Photo by Collins Aerospace)

To the multi-role tactical aircraft pilot, split-second decision-making can be a matter of life or death. The F-35 Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System’s next generation interface provides pilots with intuitive access to vast quantities of flight, tactical, and sensor information for advanced situational awareness, precision and safety. The head-up display (HUD), helmet-mounted display, and visor-projected night vision are fully integrated to provide pilots with unprecedented capability in the fighter cockpit. Advanced bi-ocular, 30-by-40-degree-wide field-of-view has 100 percent overlap. For night missions, the HMDS projects directly onto the visor, eliminating the need for separate night-vision goggles. The HMDS enables the pilot to target weapons by looking at and designating targets, and target verification when receiving steering cues from onboard sensors or via datalink.

Elbit Systems of America, headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a leading provider of high-performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, law enforcement, commercial aviation, and medical instrumentation markets. With facilities throughout the U.S., Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States. Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd., a global high technology company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications.

RTX is the world’s largest aerospace and defense company. With more than 185,000 global employees, we push the limits of technology and science to redefine how we connect and protect our world. Through industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney, and Raytheon – we are advancing aviation, engineering integrated defense systems for operational success, and developing next-generation technology solutions and manufacturing to help global customers address their most critical challenges. The company, with 2023 sales of $68.9 billion, is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

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