Raytheon Wins US Air Force HMIT Contract at Farnborough

21 July 2010 (Last Updated July 21st, 2010 18:30)

Raytheon has received a contract at Farnborough Air Show in the UK to provide helmet-mounted integrated targeting (HMIT) systems for the US Air Force,. The $12.6m contract will include phase 1 integration and qualification of the HMIT system for air force and air national guard A-10C an

Raytheon has received a contract at Farnborough Air Show in the UK to provide helmet-mounted integrated targeting (HMIT) systems for the US Air Force,.

The $12.6m contract will include phase 1 integration and qualification of the HMIT system for air force and air national guard A-10C and F-16C block 30/32 aircraft.

The HMIT, a heads-up system, will display crucial information in high-resolution colour imagery directly in the pilot's field of vision.

It will display information such as weapons-cueing, targeting and situational awareness information including data from on-board and remote sensors.

The system, which will be fully compatible with US military-standard airborne night vision systems, will track helmet movement to display accurate imagery irrespective of the direction the pilot's head is turned.

Raytheon Technical Services Company will jointly work with Gentex to produce the system based on Gentex's Visionix Scorpion helmet-mounted cueing system.

The programme has a total value up to $50m and will include five one-year production options.