The Elbit Systems of America and Rockwell Collins joint venture (JV) has been awarded a contract to supply the Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System II (JHMCS II) for the Republic of Korea Air Force’s (ROKAF) F-16 aircraft.

Under the contract, the JV Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems (RCEVS) will install the JHMCS II helmet-mounted display into the F-16 aircraft.

The JHMCS II helmet designed for the Korean Air Force will offer improved situational awareness to pilots both during day and night missions with immediate and precise visor-projected display of friendly, threat, and unknown targets.

The night vision goggle (NVG) and digital eyepiece (DEP) solution of the system will enable pilots to easily shift from day to night operations using one hand while airborne and without removing the helmet.

Elbit Systems of America president and chief executive officer Raanan Horowitz said: “Our next-generation, helmet mounted display systems provide game-changing situational awareness capabilities for pilots.

“Our next-generation, helmet mounted display systems provide game-changing situational awareness capabilities for pilots.”

“We are committed to giving US and allied warfighters the technology and capabilities needed for the decisive edge in mission effectiveness and pilot safety.”

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Providing pilots and aircrew with the capability to direct sensors and aim weapons, the JHMCS II includes an inherent future growth path to improved capabilities, including full-colour symbology produced by a digital image source, full-colour video, and pilot health monitoring.

The pilots use the JHMCS II NVG / DEP night solution to fly with helmet-mounted display symbology during day and night missions.

The system can also be integrated on to the F-15 and F/A-18 fighter jets.

Through RCEVS, Elbit Systems of America and Rockwell Collins will also deliver the F-35 helmet-mounted display system.