PRN: VSI's Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) Makes First Operational Flight
VSI's Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) Makes First Operational Flight
SAN JOSE, California, July 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
Vision Systems International, LLC (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) technology, recently supported successful operational flights of its Night Vision Cueing and Display / Aviator's Night Vision Imaging System (NVCD/ ANVIS). Â The first operational flight of the NVCD/ ANVIS was conducted by the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) as part of Operation Unified Protector, in Libya, where the RDAF are participating in the enforcement of the No Fly Zone. "We are very proud of the RDAF decision to fly with our system under operational environment," said Drew Brugal, VSI President. Â
The JHMCS provides the pilot with "first look, first shot" high 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 Head Up Display (HUD) field-of-view for designation. Critical information and symbology, such as targeting cues and aircraft performance parameters, are graphically displayed directly on the pilot's visor. Â "Pilots depend on JHMCS to successfully execute air-to-air and air-to-ground tactical missions during daylight. As validated by the RDAF Pilots, our NVCD/ ANVIS system is now matured to expand this critical capability to night missions," continued Brugal.
The NVCD/ ANVIS is based on a standard pair of ANVIS-F4949 Night Vision Goggles (NVGs), modified with a VSI kit, providing the pilot with a full JHMCS symbols and cueing capability during night NVGs operation. Â The flights conducted were in an RDAF F-16 MLU M5 configuration with no modifications required to the aircraft. For more information about NVCD/ANVIS go to http://www.vsi-hmcs.com .
Founded in 1996, VSI is a joint venture between Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (Nasdaq: ESLT), and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). VSI develops, manufactures and supports fixed-wing HMDs worldwide and is a leading supplier of fixed-wing HMDs worldwide. VSI has produced over 4,000 JHMCS helmet systems for the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. In addition to JHMCS and NVCD production, VSI is under contract to deliver the advanced HMD for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and is producing the Targo™ HMD for trainers, light attack and military airlift. VSI also produces the Display and Sight Helmet (DASH) Generation IV HMD under multiple contracts.
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