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AFA 2012: F-35 HMDs to undergo further testing

17th September 2012 - 23:24 GMT | by Tony Skinner in National Harbor

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The two helmet-mounted display (HMD) systems now under development for the F-35 Lightning II will undergo flights tests on a dedicated aircraft to overcome remaining technical issues, it has been revealed.

The deputy executive officer of the Joint Strike Fighter programme, Maj Gen Christopher Bogdan, told reporters at the Air Force Association's Air & Space conference that a number of issues with Vision Systems International’s (VSI) HMD were still to be ironed out.

Bogdan said issues with the HMD provided by VSI - a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and Elbit Systems -  include a lack of acuity, latency, 'jitters',

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