Helmet Display and Sight technologies developed by Elbit Systems has become a necessity in modern air warfare. With over 5,500 systems delivered to customers worldwide, Elbit is now positioned as the world leader in this market.
DASH was the company’s first integrated helmet mounted display and sight system, already operating with over 500 aircraft such as F-15, F-18, F-5 and MiG-21. DASH is measuring the pilot’s line of sight (LOS), slaving missiles and sensors to the target, DASH also brings displays to the pilot’s eye-level and informs the pilot of target location, while integrating all modes of operation with Hands On Throttle And Stick (HOTAS) controls.
Elbit Systems’ fixed wing Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology provides the basis for the U.S. Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) program. Through the joint venture with Kaiser Electronics, Vision Systems International Inc (VSI) is equipping all frontline U.S. fighters (F-16, F/A-18, F-15 and F-22) with the advanced helmet mounted display and sight. Additionally, VSI was selected by Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company to be its HMD source for the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF).
For helicopter pilots, Elbit offers several HMD Systems. Following its recent purchase of the IHADSS (helmet sights used with AH-64 Apache attack helicopter) line of business from Honeywell, Elbit Systems has established a substantial position in the Attack Rotorcraft HMD market.
ANVIS/HUD is used extensively with utility rotorcraft platforms enabling head-out flight by displaying critical flight information collimated with the outside world on the pilot’s NVG.
MiDASH (Modular Integrated Display And Sight Helmet) allows helicopter pilots to fly head out day and night while receiving flight mission information and weapon targeting symbology using the pilot’s line of sight tracking system.
HeliDASH, a modular day/night HMD provides attack, assault and utility helicopter pilots with wide fields of view (FOV), see-through binocular night imagery, flight information and LOS cueing for day and night operation.