Elbit receives HDTS order
Elbit Systems of America will provide the Helmet Display and Tracker System (HDTS) for the US Navy's MH-60S Seahawk helicopter under a $50 million contract announced on 2 April.
The Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract includes an initial order of approximately $14.2 million.
The HDTS will include the Continuously Computed Impact Point (CCIP) algorithm. Together these systems will provide pilots and crew with line-of-sight tracking to improve interaction with the flight navigation system, enhance pilot and co-pilot situational awareness, and increase the accuracy of weapons delivery.
The HDTS system includes day/night helmet mounted displays with full colour symbology. This allows pilots to keep heads-up, eyes out while also observing key flight information. Flight crew can access the location where the pilots are looking and where they are pointing the weapons. The processor allows a weapon impact symbol to be displayed on the pilot's and crew's visors for improved deployment accuracy.
The award represents the navy's first production order for the helmet tracking system, and the integration of targeting symbology in the armed helicopter weapon system for the MH-60S fleet.
The work will be completed by June 2021.
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