Korean F-16s To Get New Tech from Elbit and Rockwell Collins

By Nick Zazulia | February 21, 2018
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The joint helmet-mounted cueing system with night-vision goggle attachment in place. Photo courtesy of Elbit Systems

Rockwell Collins and Elbit System, through a joint venture, will incorporate the joint helmet-mounted cueing system II into Republic of Korea Air Force F-16s.

The helmet technology integrates with the aircraft to provide pilots with a head-up display of necessary information and targeting assistance. The system also includes night-vision goggles and pilot health monitoring to alert ground crews in case of issues such as hypoxia before the loss of consciousness.

Rockwell Collins will be handling this through its subsidiary, Texas-based Rockwell Collins ESA Vision Systems with Israeli Elbit Systems. The companies also work together to supply their helmet display solutions for F-15, F/A-18, and F-35 aircraft.

Elbit CEO Raanan Horowitz said the company is “committed to giving U.S. and allied warfighters the technology and capabilities needed for the decisive edge in mission effectiveness and fighter safety.”

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