WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) — Texas-based military aviation company Rockwell Collins has received a $20 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to repair and maintain the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.
In association with ESA Vision Systems, Rockwell Collins will consolidate all repair and sustainment work on the JHMCS for the U.S. Air Force and foreign militaries into a single, 5-year contract, according to the terms of the deal.
Aside from the Air Force, the repair and maintenance deal will also cover JHMCS units fielded by 13 foreign air forces, according to the contract
The JHMCS is the heads-up targeting system built into the helmets of F-15 Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots.
It “combines a magnetic head tracker with a display projected onto a pilot’s visor, giving the pilot a targeting device that can be used to aim sensors and weapons wherever the pilot is looking, according to a fact sheet by JHMSC manufacturer Boeing.