Elbit America team, leaders celebrate 3,000th delivery of the F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System

On April 25, 2024, Elbit America employees and legislators gathered to celebrate delivery of the 3,000th F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) from the company's site in Merrimack, N.H.

Andy Chiango, Elbit America’s Vice President of Merrimack Operations and Site Lead, said, “Delivering 3,000 F-35 Helmet Mounted Display Systems to our Lockheed Martin and F-35 Joint Program Office customers is a tremendous achievement. Our Merrimack team has a direct impact on our nation’s defenders by providing this sophisticated equipment for the last decade, and we will continue supporting the F-35 HMDS for years to come.”

Elbit America’s Senior Director for Electronic Systems Bob Hess said, “The F-35 Gen. III Helmet Mounted Display System is the most advanced helmet-mounted display system in the world. The system’s next-generation user interface serves as a pilot’s primary display system, providing them with vital flight, tactical and sensor information day or night.”

The F-35 HMDS is produced by Collins Elbit Vision Systems, a joint venture between Elbit America and our long-time partners at Collins Aerospace.

Special guests at the celebration included U.S. Representative Chris Pappas (NH-01), who said, “American leadership is needed on the world stage, and a strong defense industrial base is crucial to that mission. The F-35 Helmet Mounted Display System helps warfighters stay safe and aware and allows them to complete their mission every time and come home.”

Also attending the celebration, were State Representatives Jeanine Notter (NH-12) and Maureen Mooney (NH-12) who jointly read a proclamation from the New Hampshire House of Representatives on the 3,000th delivery of the F-35 HMDS.

In addition, Chris Scott from U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen’s office and Justin Troiano from U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan’s office read letters congratulating Elbit America on the accomplishment.


(L to R): Elbit America Vice President of Merrimack Operations and Site Lead Andy Chiango, State Rep. Maureen Mooney, U.S. Rep. Chris Pappas, Chris Scott, Office of U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, Justin Troiano, Office of U.S. Sen. Maggie Hassan, State Rep. Jeanine Notter, and Elbit America Senior Director for Electronic Systems Bob Hess.

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