Elbit Systems of America debuted an upgraded Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) II at this year’s Paris Air Show (Hall 3 Stand E111).
The JHMCS II provides a new optical-inertial tracker and replaces the JHMCS subsystems with a lightweight aircraft interface unit. The system is designed as a “low-cost, low-integration” helmet-mounted display for both new aircraft installation, as the JHMCS II, and as an upgrade for already equipped aircraft, the Digital JHMCS.
Digital JHMCS has “all new” aspects of the JHMCS II and represents a plug and play upgrade solution for more than 6,000 JHMCS solutions already delivered. The helmet-mounted display is employed on aircraft such as the Boeing F/A-18 and F-15 and Lockheed Martin F-16.
The helmet-mounted systems provide pilots with “first look, first shot” high off-boresight weapons engagement, enabling pilots to cue onboard weapons and sensors while performing high-G maneuvers. Symbology including targeting cues and aircraft performance parameters are graphically displayed on the pilot’s visor.
“JHMCS II is more intelligent, more capable and more affordable,” said Mark Hodge, Elbit Systems of America vice president of business development. “Pilots flying with JHMCS II will have a decided advantage when they observe, orient, decide and act.”