F/A-18F Super Hornet

American Panel Corporation (APC) has been awarded a contract for the supply of an active-matrix liquid crystal display (AMLCD) to Elbit Systems.

The contract forms part of an order received by Elbit for development and delivery of a high-resolution head-up display (LPHUD) system to Boeing in June 2012.

Featuring an 11×19 inch display, the multifunctional AMLCD to be delivered as part of the contract will represent the largest airborne cockpit display, surpassing the company’s existing 8×20 inch product line.

The LPHUD system is scheduled to be integrated in the advanced cockpit system aboard F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and F-15 Silent Eagle fighter aircraft, which are currently being offered by Boeing for competitions in Asia and Latin America.

"With a more compact size and shape, the new Elbit LPHUD is a panoramic high-definition display."

With a more compact size and shape, the new Elbit LPHUD is a panoramic high-definition display requiring less space than conventional HUD systems, and will serve as the centrepiece of an advanced cockpit system, which is a common upgrade to the F/A-18 and F-15 aircraft.

Fully interoperable with the joint helmet-mounted cueing system II (JHMCS II), the display combines integrated tactical and flight information into a single screen to help address the pilot’s mission specific requirements while on the battlefield.

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

Boeing has offered the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and F-15 Silent Eagle for the Brazilian Air Force’s (FAB) F-X2 and Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) multibillion dollar F-X III fighter programmes respectively.

Image: A Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet aircraft during its flight.