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VSI Awarded JHMCS Contracts

By Tish Drake | May 11, 2010
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Vision Systems International, a joint venture between Elbit Systems of America and Rockwell Collins, has received several new contracts with a total value of more than $80 million.

Awarded contracts include delivery of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) to the Boeing for U.S. and Foreign Military Sales (FMS), FAst Characterization Tools (FACT) for the U.S. Navy and JHMCS for other international sales.

Under these production contracts, VSI will provide JHMCS and FACT hardware, including spares, technical support and ground support equipment for the Full Rate Production - Lot 6 (FRP-6) acquisition. This procurement fulfills U.S. government domestic requirements for the U.S. Navy F/A-18C/D/E/F/G single - and dual-seat platforms, and FMS production and spares commitments to a number of countries operating F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. Deliveries under FRP-6 will commence this year and continue through 2011.

"With the delivery of more than 3,500 systems, JHMCS continues to be the world's premier helmet display for fixed-wing tactical aircraft," says VSI President Drew Brugal. "These contracts include sales to the 21st international customer that has selected JHMCS to enhance the tactical capability of their front line fighters. The system provides the warfighter with unmatched situational awareness throughout the operational profile of the aircraft. By keeping 'eyes out' while viewing all critical information on the helmet visor, the pilot has a significant advantage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground mission execution."

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