VSI Signs HMD Contracts

By Tish Drake | April 29, 2009
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Vision Systems International (VSI), San Jose, Calif., signed several new contracts with a total value of more than $120 million. Boeing awarded VSI a contract for the delivery of more than 550 additional Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). VSI also received direct contracts from the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force for spares and Ground Support Equipment (GSE) in support of the JHMCS program. VSI is a joint venture between Elbit Systems of America and Rockwell Collins. Under the production contract, VSI will provide JHMCS hardware, including spares, technical support and GSE for the Full Rate Production - Lot 5 (FRP-5) acquisition. This procurement fills U.S. government domestic requirements for the U.S. Air Force F-15E and F-16, Air National Guard F-15, U.S. Navy F/A-18C/D/E/F/G single seat and dual seat platforms, as well as foreign military sales production and spares commitments including: Australia (F/A-18), Belgium (F-16), Turkey (F-16), and other countries. Deliveries under FRP-5 will commence this year and continue through 2010.

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