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January 23, 2013

Elbit orders active-matrix liquid crystal display from APC

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

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.

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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.

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