Raytheon/Thales team awarded US Army CHMD contract
Raytheon Technical Services Company (RTSC) and Thales Visionix Inc (TVI) will perform engineering and manufacturing work for the US Army’s Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) systems under a new contract announced on 14 February. The award, worth $3.5 million, was issued by the US Army's Program Executive Office Soldier.
The CHMD system is for the US Army’s Air Soldier Program. Together the companies will carry out systems engineering to adapt TVI's popular Scorpion helmet mounted display for installation on the HGU-56/P helmet for use in army helicopter applications.
The Air Soldier System is being developed to replace the Air Warrior aviation life-support and communications helicopter aircrew ensemble. It aims to reduce the weight and bulk of the current system and increase solider situational awareness, with initial fielding expected in 2015.
Rudy Lewis, vice president of Customized Engineering and Depot Support for RTSC, said: ‘This award illustrates the capabilities we've achieved and the progress we've made in offering our customers a full suite of superior integrated situational awareness products and services.’
Pete Roney, president, TVI, added: ‘Our advanced, full-colour and affordable helmet mounted display will provide air soldiers with the tactical and operational information platform they need today and well into the future.’
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