Collins Elbit Vision Systems Secures Navy Development Contract for Advanced Helmet Display System

Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS), the joint enterprise between Collins Aerospace, a division of RTX, and Elbit Systems of America, has clinched a significant contract from the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division. This $16 million contract focuses on the development, engineering, logistics, and test support of the Improved Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, tailored for the Block III F/A-18E/F and E/A-18G aircraft. CEVS will provide the Navy with six HMDs, six spare visors, three cockpit units, two aircraft kits and HMD support equipment.

Zero-G HMDS+. (Source: CEVS)

The company announced the introduction of their state-of-the-art product, the Zero-G HMDS+, in conjunction with the awarded contract. This helmet system offers pilots an augmented view of the combat zone, aiming to bolster quicker decision-making processes and enhance the overall efficiency and safety during operations. It should be a typical binocular waveguide design although there is scant information on what the specs are, as you would expect, I guess, with a military display. According

The Zero-G HMDS+ is designed for pilots of 4th, 5th, and 6th generation fighters and other allied fixed-wing aircraft. It is touted as being lightweight, balanced, and comfortable, designed to decrease pilot fatigue during extended and intense missions. The Zero-G should provide situational awareness, enhanced information management, optical clarity and color displays, while facilitating better decision-making, addressing threats within and beyond the visual range of pilots.