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F-35 Lighting II Helmet Mounted Display System

The HMDS displays head-steerable symbology, meaning the pilot’s line of sight dictates the content that appears on the visor. As soon as, or even before, a pilot sees another aircraft in the distance, the system projects a marker on the visor to locate, identify, and track the aircraft. If the designated aircraft is determined to be hostile, the pilot can use the targeting info to cue weapons—without looking down at the cockpit displays and while pulling G’s.

The HMDS for the F-35 Lightning II, or Joint Strike Fighter, is an off-the-visor display providing the pilot with a wide field-of-view video image to both eyes. It offers next-generation technology in a compact, versatile and extremely rugged display with low power consumption.

The HMDS for the F-35 Lightning II, or Joint Strike Fighter, is an off-the-visor display providing the pilot with a wide field-of-view video image to both eyes. It offers next-generation technology in a compact, versatile and extremely rugged display with low power consumption.

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  • Rcr1157

    And I thought that Jarvis was only for IronMan…

  • Jimmy189155

    what if someone accidentaly starts pumping something other than oxygen into his head?!

  • Anonymous

    i want to try one of those helmets on for size

  • Piamoun

    Is the helmet going to be able to operate in adverse conditions? For instance if there is a FART nearby, or if the copilot fires a rocket by mistake?

  • Piamoun

    What happens if a fart were to damage the display bezel?