By S.L. Fuller | January 18, 2017
BAE Systems is set to modernize Lockheed Martin's F-22 Raptor head-up display (HUD) for the U.S. Air Force, BAE Systems says. Lockheed Martin selected BAE to replace the HUD with a completely digital system.
F-22 Raptor. Photo: Lockheed Martin
Using its advanced Digital Light Engine (DLE) technology, BAE Systems plans to implement a form, fit and function solution that integrates into the aircraft's existing HUD space. The company says it expects a follow-on production contract to retrofit the Raptor fleet with the new display.
Compatible with any existing aircraft interface, BAE Systems' HUD swaps a cathode ray tube image source for a digital display solution. It offers increased reliability, eliminates high-maintenance and obsolete items, and provides constant luminance. The company has produced more than 15,000 HUDs that have been used in more than 50 aircraft types in more than 50 countries.
Lockheed Martin's F-22 is a fighter jet with the ability to collect and share tactical information with allies. The award-winning aircraft is currently in service with the U.S. Air Force, which is currently working with Lockheed Martin on a combat enhancement program.