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New Technologies to Boost Future Military HUD Sales

By Juliet Van Wagenen | July 24, 2015
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[Avionics Today 07-24-2015] A new Technavio report on the Head-Up Display (HUD) market in military aviation in the United States finds the market is expected to grow at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of nearly 2 percent from 2015 to 2019. The new report finds that aircraft manufacturers, including military and civil aircraft manufacturers, are offering HUDs on all the next-generation aircraft, which enable the pilot to see through fog, haze, and deteriorating weather conditions and improve safety and aircraft economic efficiency.

Military head up display
Military head up display. Photo: Elbit Systems

“Military aircraft fly in diverse terrain conditions making them prone to accidents. Hence, aircraft and avionics manufacturers and government regulators are implementing safety management systems and new technologies like HUDs to reduce the risk of accidents,” said Faisal Ghaus, vice president of Technavio.

The report also underlines the introduction of various micro display technologies, namely Cathode Ray Tube (CRT), Digital Light Processing (DLP), Liquid Crystal Display (LCD), Liquid Crystal on Silicon (LCoS), and Light-Emitting Diodes (LED) that have enabled manufacturers to develop efficient HUDs with a large field of view and minimum aberrations.

“Next-generation display technologies, like optical waveguides and [Microelectromechanical systems] MEMS-based laser scanning, allows the HUD manufacturers to reduce the size of HUDs as these technologies can be easily integrated in a smaller footprint,” added Ghaus.

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