FORT WORTH, TEXAS, September 11, 2015 – Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a global leader in improving aircraft situational awareness and combat readiness is showcasing its advanced avionics systems and innovative software solutions to the United States Air Force during the upcoming Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition at National Harbor, MD, on September 14-16, 2015.
Each airman taking to the skies relies on his equipment to successfully complete the mission and come home safely. With decades of experience supplying advanced cockpit systems and supporting the USAF, Elbit Systems of America and their suite of avionics are depended on by many warfighters in their critical missions.
“With equipment on the F-35, F-16, F-15, CV-22, T-38, C-130J, and the AC-130 Gunship, we fully understand the needs of the USAF and its pilots. Our products are designed to meet these needs and ultimately, aid in bringing our warfighters home safely,” commented Raanan Horowitz, Elbit Systems of America President and CEO. “Many of these aircraft feature our advanced cockpit systems, helmet mounted displays, head up displays, laser targeting, and mapping systems. In addition to finding solutions inside the cockpit, our products are also outside the aircraft as well. Our missile warning systems and Joint Direct Attack Munition Laser Seekers both aid in protecting the warfighter.”
Helmet Mounted Displays – seeing is believing
The JHMCSII, the latest in Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems, is the world’s first high definition, color, smart visor projection system that operates in both day and night conditions. Currently available for F-16, C-130 and other aircraft, this unique capability allows the pilot to easily transition modes when flying in dusk or dawn. The JHMCS II’s innovative head-tracking technology allows the pilot to aim sensors and weapons in whatever direction he is looking while also receiving increased situation awareness information creating intelligent vision in the cockpit. With the JHMCS II, pilots and aircrew will have friendly, threat and unknown targets presented in an all-aspect and intuitive visor-projected display.
This technology, evolved from Elbit’s commercial products, can be incorporated into current versions of the JHMCS available on most US fighter aircraft. JHMCS operators now have the option of a plug and play system that replaces the legacy JHMCS helmet with the Digital JHMCS helmet. Pilots will experience improved center of gravity of the helmet mounted display and less neck strain with the safety of visor projected color symbology and video.
Advanced Cockpits Systems – improving situational awareness
Elbit Systems of America’s advanced cockpit systems include cutting edge mission processors, head up displays, large area displays, and the F-16 Advanced Programmable Display Generator designed to increase the pilot’s situational awareness and safety. For decades, Elbit System of America has supplied F-16 avionics for customers worldwide optimizing tactical situation displays, processing advanced applications, and providing high definition formats for advanced sensor video presentations.
The USAF and its C-17 Globemaster III pilots also benefit from the advanced technology of Elbit Systems of America. The Replacement Head Up Display, designed specifically for the C-17, enhances the ability of the pilot and crew to successfully fulfill their air mobility requirements to deliver troop and cargo to main operating bases around the world. The C-17 HUD is also compatible with Elbit’s enhanced vision system that improves the pilot’s situational awareness during reduced visibility conditions such as fog, snow, and rain allowing military aircraft to safely land, taxi, and takeoff safely.
Live-Virtual-Constructive Combat Training – taking training to new heights
The revolutionary Embedded Virtual Avionics (EVA) takes Live-Virtual-Constructive Training to, literally, new heights. EVA, the embedded simulation suite for trainer and fighter aircraft, transforms the trainer aircraft into an advanced virtual fighter aircraft and provides fighter aircraft with virtual air and ground adversaries while simultaneously lowering training costs. Pilots in the trainer aircraft can see, operate, and experience functional weapon systems while operational fighter pilots train in challenging scenarios free from range, threat and adversary aircraft scheduling constraints.
By incorporating an internal data link for multi-participant distributed training, the EVA system provides fully function, virtual weapon systems and sensors as well as fully responsive air and ground threats.
Advanced Missile Warning Systems – know the threat before it is one
The only combat proven IR-based Missile Warning System for all aircraft, including fighter jets, PAWS-US provides protection for aircrews during constantly changing combat environments. The combat proven system allows for early threat detection and warning as well as enhanced situation awareness allowing pilot and crews to focus on their mission, not the threat.
The PAWS-US IR sensors when enhanced with Elbit Systems of America’s IR-Centric capabilities can turn your missile defense system into a targeting quality, sensor to shooter, offensive solution.
Precision Guidance Seekers – making munitions smart
Elbit Systems of America’s family of advanced seekers provides exceptional performance in keeping our troops safe. The Precision Semi-active Laser and Multi-mode seekers are designed for smart munitions such as the Laser JDAM, the Viper Strike, and the Griffin. Deployed in multiple theaters of operation, the seekers can increase detection range and are highly effective against static and high-speed moving targets.