Special / Indian defence helicopter pilots to soon get Israeli Helmet Mounted Display System

Zee News : Mar 07, 2019, 01:19 PM

Indian defence forces will soon get the state-of-art Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS)/Helmet Pointing System (HPS) Version 02 for their pilots flying rotary wing platforms (helicopters). Agreement (TCA) during the February 20-24 Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru to manufacture the helmets for the helicopter pilots of the Indian Navy and other armed forces. HMDS/HPS provides capability to display helicopter’s flight.

Indian defence forces will soon get the state-of-art Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS)/Helmet Pointing System (HPS) Version 02 for their pilots flying rotary wing platforms (helicopters). Navratna Defence Public Sector Unit (PSU) Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) and Israel's Elbit Systems Limited entered into a Technical Collaboration Agreement (TCA) during the February 20-24 Aero India 2019 in Bengaluru to manufacture the helmets for the helicopter pilots of the Indian Navy and other armed forces

BEL will no manufacture and integrate the Helmet Mounted Display system (HPS Ver-02) for Indian Naval and other rotary wing platforms of the armed forces under licence from Elbit Systems Limited. The HMDS will have the latest features of Night Flying with Night Vision Goggles, Colour Day & Night Display, 3D symbology, Head Tracking, Sensors & Weapon Cuing.

The HMDS/HPS provides the capability to display helicopter’s flight and platform information, mission data, target information as well as additional enhanced application capabilities such as Low Visibility Landing and Take-Off, flight within Degraded Visibility Environment, optional Weapons Management and Synthetic Vision during day and night flying.