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Farnborough: F-35 Gen III helmet delivered

16th July 2014 - 18:16 GMT | by Simon Truscott in Farnborough

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Rockwell Collins has delivered the Gen III Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) to Lockheed Martin ahead of software integration aboard the F-35 Lightning II fighter aircraft

The Gen III helmet will be incorporated into the low rate initial production 7 phase of the F-35 programme. Testing will begin in around two weeks’ time at Edwards Air Force Base in southern California. 

The helmet’s display was demonstrated to the press at Farnborough International Air Show on 15 July.

The fully integrated HMDS provides improved night vision, and auto-software alignment over Gen II, according to Phil Jasper, CEO of government …

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