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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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.
The flight followed completion of a major modification period that incorporated a movable elevator and the Thales "Top Owl" helmet-mounted sight and display.
The system also integrates a helmet-mounted sight and cueing system, as well as an additional observation and targeting turret: the Helicopter Multi-Mission Optronic Stabilized Payload (HMOSP), which includes a dual-band FLIR, CCD LLL TV camera, and laser rangefinder/ illuminator.
Air Force Research Laboratory's Helmet-Mounted Sight Plus (HMS+) program is developing a color helmet-mounted display (HMD) to enhance information conveyance to the pilot.
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.
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.
Israel will use the helmet-mounted sight with the Rafael (Haifa, Israel) Python 4 missile.
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).
The Russian MiG-29 Fulcrum sports a coherent pulse Doppler radar, which can track up to 10 targets simultaneously, plus a laser rangefinder and infrared search and track system linked to a helmet-mounted sight. Typically, however, MiG-29s exported by Russia have de-rated engines, delivering about 90% normal thrust, and less powerful radars with detection range reduced to about 25 miles.
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.