View of the BAE Systems helmet without night vision scope mounted (Photo: BAE Systems)
VSI's F35 Gen II Helmet Mounted Display System (Photo: VSI)
BAE Systems has been selected by Lockheed Martin to supply a Night Vision Goggle Helmet Mounted Display system for the F-35 (Photo: BAE Systems)
When it enters service, the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter will lay claim to the title of the most advanced warplane in the world. Its pilots will have the most advanced helmets as well ... and there's more to it than protecting the pilot's head against knocks. Unfortunately, the gap between designing the helmet and building it has proven wider than originally thought and issues such as poor image quality are so severe that the F35's testing program faces serious delays, so F-35 prime contractor Lockheed Martin brought in BAE Systems to provide a substitute.
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