CockpitNG leads Elbit assault
Elbit Systems is showcasing a wide range of its products and capabilities here at Farnborough (Hall 1 Stand C14). Among them is CockpitNG, a new pilot interface system based on a 22-inch high-definition central display. All avionics components are integrated into a single suite employing touch-sensitive technology for ease of operation.
CockpitNG is intended for adaptation to a range of aircraft, from trainers and helicopters to transports and fighters. It can be fully integrated with head-up and helmet-mounted displays, and also includes a full suite of avionics applications. It includes a smart electronic flight bag and a 3-D vector map to provide highway-in-the-sky presentation capability. It can also accommodate embedded virtual avionics to provide for virtual radar, electronic warfare and targeting pod training.
The new cockpit is just one element of Elbit’s portfolio, which includes electro-optical sensors, helmet-mounted displays such as the new Targo, countermeasures, the Elisra range of electronic warfare equipment and unmanned air vehicles. In this latter sector Elbit has scored many successes with its Hermes family, including being adopted as the platform for the British Army’s Watchkeeper program.
In May this year, Elbit received its first customer for the larger Hermes 900, which has been ordered by the Israeli Ministry of Defense alongside additional Hermes 450s.