The F-35 Helmet – A $400,000 Third Generation Super Helmet!

The F-35 HelmetThe F-35 Helmet

Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems’ F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) is the world’s most advanced binocular HMDS for the world’s most advanced tactical aircraft. It’s integrated head-up display is the first to provide pilots with all the critical information they need on the helmet’s visor ensuring that every mission, day or night, has unsurpassed situational awareness, tactical capability and safety.

The F-35 Helmet – A $400,000 Third Generation Super Helmet!

All the information pilots need to complete their missions – airspeed, heading, altitude, targeting information and warnings – is projected on the helmet’s visor, rather than on a traditional Heads-up Display. This approach greatly reduces the pilot’s workload and increases responsiveness. Additionally, the F-35’s Distributed Aperture System (DAS) streams real-time imagery from six infrared cameras mounted around the aircraft to the helmet, allowing pilots to “look through” the airframe.

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