Head-up display avionics replacement units for Air Force C-17 cargo jets to come from Elbit Systems

FORT WORTH, Texas, 15 March 2011. Military avionics designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment needed replacement head-up displays for the C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet. They found their solution from Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas. Elbit avionics engineers will develop the C-17 replacement head up display (RHUD) for the U.S. Air Force C-17 fleet.

Mar 15th, 2011
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FORT WORTH, Texas, 15 March 2011.Military avionics designers at the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment needed replacement head-up displays for the C-17 Globemaster III cargo jet. They found their solution from Elbit Systems of America LLC in Fort Worth, Texas.Elbit avionics engineers will develop the C-17 replacement head up display (RHUD) for the U.S. Air Force C-17 fleet. The replacement HUD for the cargo jet makes provisions for sensor fusion and related avionics upgrades, as well as enhance pilot situational awareness and approach-to-runway safety in bad weather or other reduced-visibility conditions.The C-17 is designed to operate from long or short runways of pavement, dirt, or other unimproved surfaces to carry cargo, or deliver troops and equipment near the front lines of battle.

The RHUD enhancements also easier to maintain than the HUDs they replace, have advanced optic with a wide field of view, and digital image source (DIS) to make the most image quality. The HUD COMPUTER UNIT (CU) has Elbit processing and graphic capabilities and a service-port to access and acquire built-in-test results.

For more information contact Elbit Systems of America online at www.elbitsystems-us.com, or Boeing Defense, Space & Security at www.boeing.com/bds.

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