Haifa, Israel, 27 February 2011 – Elbit Systems, a market leader in military Helmet Mounted Head-Up Displays (HUDs), announced today that it successfully completed a test flight of its ANVIS/HUD® Day/Night Helicopter Helmet Mounted HUD with color symbology onboard a Bell 206 helicopter. The new technology will be implemented in future Helicopter HUD programs per customer requests.
Adding color symbology to the Day/Night ANVIS/HUD® helps pilots differentiate between tactical display symbols.
The improved ANVIS/HUD® system design takes into account customer feedback and lessons learned from hundreds of thousands of operational flight hours accumulated by Elbit Systems’ ANVIS/HUD® systems in the U.S. and in other countries around the world. The system provides improved safety and situational awareness while adding the benefits of color symbology and display.
Yoram Shmuely, Co-General Manager of Elbit Systems' Aerospace Division, noted: "Elbit Systems continuously invests in the upgrade of the successful ANVIS/HUD® product line, adding new capabilities to meet the evolving needs of modern helicopters. We are very proud to introduce this new and advanced capability to our ANVIS/HUD® line of systems. This addition builds on Elbit Systems' vast experience as a Design Center of Excellence in Helicopter Helmet Mounted HUDs."
The latest color Flat Panel Day and Night HUDs will be ready for production deliveries by the first quarter of 2012.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems ("UAS"), advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications and providing a range of support services.
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