helmet-mounted sight

helmet-mounted sight

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A helmet worn by a pilot that gives certain flight and target information on its visor. The weapon aiming is also indicated. The missile seeker may also be slewed to the helmet and the former may look where the pilot's head is pointing.
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Avionics: Thales s expertise in presenting mission data and flight-critical information to helicopter crews is also behind systems such as the TopOwlA integrated helmet-mounted sight and display.
SAWS incorporates a mission computer, an electro-optical system with TV, infrared cameras and laser telemeter (with laser designator as needed), a targeting system with a helmet-mounted sight and display, two multi-purpose weapon pylons with slaving units, and a choice of guns, missiles and unguided or guided rockets as weapons loads.
The CF-18 Phase II IRB program, which started in 2005 and valued at $138 million, includes an added data link system to aid in interoperability with NATO allies, integration of a helmet-mounted sight system, a survivable crash data recorder, and a chaff and flare dispensing electronic warfare system.
These modifications and additions include an obogs, inflight refuelling, Elisra self-defence suite, Elop head-up display, Elta Dash 4 helmet-mounted sight, a Honeywell inertial navigation system and new missiles.
The flight followed completion of a major modification period that incorporated a movable elevator and the Thales "Top Owl" helmet-mounted sight and display.
Each Apache is equipped with a helmet-mounted sight, directly in front of the pilot's eyes, and can target enemy radar sites with the press of a button.
Employed on the MiG-29 in combination with the Urals Optical-Mechanical Plant SH-3UM-1 helmet-mounted sight, the R-73 provided the ability to fire at targets 30 degrees off-axis (and to track them at twice this angle).
Phase two will add a data link system, a helmet-mounted sight system, new cockpit displays and a new flare-dispensing electronic warfare system to the Hornet aircraft.
Flight trials have already taken place with the refuelling probe, a Thales/ Cumulus Guardian helmet-mounted sight and the Zeiss Optronik Litening targeting and navigation flir pod with laser designation capability.
For this specific version, Sextant is developing a helmet-mounted sight, a holographic head-up display and a micromonitor for the gyrostabilised gunsight.
The main pioneer in this field was probably Honeywell, which developed its first helmet-mounted sight in 1963.
It encompasses land-based optronics solutions, which comprise solider-based (night vision goggles, helmet-mounted sights, weapon-mounted sights, laser rangefinder and laser target designator, among others) and vehicle-mounted optronics devices (thermal weapon sight, surveillance cameras and optronics devices for remote weapon systems).