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DSEI 2023: Striker II helmet programme for Typhoon fighter jet gets £40 million boost

13th September 2023 - 17:00 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in London


The platform-agnostic Striker II builds upon BAE Systems' current Striker HMD. (Photo: BAE Systems)

This development contract for the Striker II helmet system aims to enhance the capabilities of the Eurofighter Typhoon fleet, providing advanced technology and improved operational effectiveness.

The UK MoD has awarded BAE Systems a contract to develop its Striker II Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) for the RAF’s Eurofighter Typhoon fleet.

Under the new contract, worth £40 million ($50 million), BAE Systems is maturing the helmet’s capability ahead of the start of initial production to support qualification and integration flight testing at BAE Systems’ Warton facility in Lancashire.

Talking in a press briefing on 13 September at DSEI, Nigel Kidd, BAE Systems' director of HMD, said the new iteration of Striker will have improved head tracking, which will allow for a lag-free, instant information display when the pilot

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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