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Farnborough 2016: Striker II HMD in new trials

13th July 2016 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems' Striker II Helmet-Mounted Display (HMD) fighter helmet has completed further successful trials, the company announced on 11 July. This marked the second phase of testing to intergrate the technology of the HMD system with the Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft.

The testing showed that the HMD can be integrated seamlessly with the Typhoon, validating that the system can be used with current aircraft with either digital or analogue-based electronic systems.

The trials build on the first phase of trials carried out in 2015, which demonstrated the maturity of the helmet's digital night vision technology.

Striker II is designed to enable high-precision target tracking while providing situational awareness. It also features integrated night vision capability. The fully digital system builds on the Striker HMD in service on the Typhoon.

Peter Kosogorin, test pilot for BAE Systems, said: 'This phase of testing is a significant milestone on the path to full integration of Striker II with Typhoon. Striker II is a real step change for the fighter pilot. It removes the need for separate heavy night vision goggles that increase pressure on the pilot’s head and neck so that aircraft manoeuvrability is no longer limited.'

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