JHMCS: Fighter Pilots’ “Look & Shoot” Helmets Changing Aerial Warfare

JHMCS-II display concept

JHMCS-II display
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August 14/15: On Thursday the Navy handed M. C. Dean Inc and Honeywell Technology Solutions two multiple-award contracts external link totalling $1.66 billion for the installation and certification of C4ISR systems, while Rockwell Collins-ESA Vision Systems was handed a $20.9 million contract external link for 120 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD external link) systems.


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(click to view larger) In the 1970s, fighter aircraft began to appear with Head-Up Displays (HUD) that projected key information, targeting crosshairs etc. onto a seemingly clear piece of glass. HUDs allowed pilots to keep their eyes in the sky, instead of looking down at their instruments. In the 1990s, another innovation appeared: helmet-mounted displays […]

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