In the rapidly growing Helmet Mounted Systems (HMS) market Elbit Systems is operating from a position of strength and global leadership after innovating and integrating three generations of HMSs for both fixed and rotary wing aircraft. Elbit Systems and our subsidiary Vision Systems International (VSI), jointly owned with Kaiser Electronics (a Rockwell Collins Company) have more production and operational experience than any other company in the field.
Our HMSs incorporate tracking and display systems for target designation, weapon and sensor slaving and processing and display of tactical information day and night. They are supplied as part of upgrade programs as well as on a stand-alone basis. Elbit Systems fixed wing HMS technology is the basis for the U.S. Joint Helmet Mounted
Cueing System (JHMCS) program.
Through VSI all frontline U.S. F-15, F-16, F/A-18 and F-22s will be equipped with the JHMCS. The pre-eminence in the field extends to Helicopter HMSs, particularly in the Attack Rotorcraft HMS market where our ANVIS/HUD is the preferred choice for utility rotorcraft platforms. More than 5,000 helicopters world wide are equipped with Elbit Systems ANVIS HUD systems.
The core competencies developed over time are now being applied to new needs, for example, Helmet Mounted Displays geared for ground vehicles which deliver real time information day/night to wherever the wearer/driver looks.
Elbit Systems sees great potential for expanding this product line and leveraging HMS technology into commercial applications as well.