VSI awarded JHMCS contracts valued at more than $60 million
Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology, today announced several new contracts with a total value of more than $60 million.
The Boeing Company awarded VSI a contract for the delivery of more than 300 additional Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS). VSI has supplied the JHMCS to Boeing since the program’s inception in 1996; this award represents their eighth production contract.
Under the Boeing agreement, VSI will provide JHMCS hardware, including spares, technical support and support equipment for the Full Rate Production - Lot 4 (FRP-4). Additional contracts will satisfy U.S. government domestic requirements for numerous aircraft such as the U.S. Air Force F-15 and F-16, Air National Guard F-15, U.S. Navy F/A-18E/F, as well as foreign military sales for Greece (F-16), Poland (F-16), Belgium (F-16), Turkey (F-16), Australia (F/A-18), Switzerland (F/A-18) and Canada (F/A-18).
“With the addition of Belgium and other air forces, VSI now has a total of 19 customers for JHMCS,” said Drew Brugal, president of VSI. “Our products are providing unprecedented situational awareness to pilots throughout the world.”
The JHMCS provides the pilot with exceptional “first look, first shot” off-boresight weapons engagement capabilities. The system enables the pilot to accurately cue onboard weapons and sensors against enemy aircraft and ground targets without the need to aggressively turn the aircraft or place the target in the Heads-Up Display (HUD) for designation. Critical information and symbology, such as targeting cues and aircraft performance parameters, are graphically displayed directly on the pilot’s visor. This information, combined with the display of data link cues and other navigational and aircraft performance parameters, provides the pilot with a substantial increase in situational awareness.
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