Saab RIGS HUD system undergoes flight trials
Saab has announced that its RIGS integrated Head-Up Display (HUD) system has completed initial flight trials in Sweden. The HUD has been integrated with Garmin’s G500H Avionic System and Maxviz’ EVS-1500 sensor in an AS350 helicopter. The company revealed the news in a 15 May, 2012 statement.
According to the company, the flight trials have been successful, and have included symbology evaluations, overlay of images from the Enhanced Vision Sensor (EVS) and Synthetic Vision depictions on the HUD.
Saab is developing the HUD System with the capability and integrity to ensure compatibility with current and future Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) operations. RIGS is a light-weight integrated HUD, that ‘improves safety during all phases of flight’. According to the company, ‘with its high resolution and excellent optical quality, the HUD provides crisp and clear flight information enabling head-up/eyes-out operations, significantly enhancing situational awareness and flight safety.’
Saab also revealed that several ‘successful’ customer demonstration flights have been performed.
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