Elbit to develop head-up cockpit display for Boeing fighter jets

14 June 2012 (Last Updated June 14th, 2012 18:30)

Elbit Systems has been selected by Boeing for the development of a low-profile head-up display (LPHUD) system as part of the advanced cockpit system for its fighter jets.

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet jets

Elbit Systems has been selected by Boeing for the development of a low-profile head-up display (LPHUD) system as part of the advanced cockpit system for its fighter jets.

Both the companies had also signed a memorandum of understanding in March 2012, for the supply of large area display systems, which will be integrated on the advanced cockpit system of Boeing’s Super Hornets and the F-15 family of fighters.

Boeing Brazil president, Donna Hrinak, said: "Through industrial collaborations such as this, Boeing and its partners together are growing their businesses, innovating their products and expanding their capabilities."

The selection also provides Elbit with additional opportunities to produce advanced cockpit avionics capabilities at its Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas.

Boeing Defense, Space & Security International Strategic Partnerships regional director, Susan Colegrove, said the selection will enable the company to further expand knowledge and capabilities at AEL’s Advanced Cockpit Technology Center of Excellence.

"These activities broaden Boeing’s engagement in Brazil in general and our industrial participation offer in the country’s F-X 2 competition in particular," said Colegrove.

The F/A-18E/F Super Hornet has been proposed by Boeing for the Brazilian Air Force’s F-X2 fighter competition.

With a more compact size and shape, the new LPHUD will require less space than conventional HUD systems, providing additional room for the 11in by 19in LAD.

Designed to enhance the pilot’s interaction with the aircraft, the advanced cockpit systems support growth to next-generation visual cueing, to help improve situational awareness and increase aircraft’s effectiveness.


Image: Two Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet fighter jets in flight. Photo: courtesy of Boeing.