Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a U.S. Army contract to support and maintain the Integrated Helmet and Display Sighting System used by AH-64 Apache pilots.
The work will be performed in Talladega, at Elbit’s Sustainment and Support Solutions’ Component Repair Center.
The helmet mounted display unit allows the user “to align turreted weapons, missile seekers, and gimbaled night vision to the pilot’s line of sight” and helps crew members cue one another, the Texas-based company said in announcing the contract.
“U.S. Army aircraft must always be mission-ready and their crews must be equipped with the very best HMDs on the market. This recent contract enables Apache pilots to continue their missions with confidence,” said Chris Hickey, vice president of sustainment and support solutions at Elbit. “We’ve handled the overhaul and repair effort for the IHADSS for 17 years, and we’re proud to have earned the Army’s trust on this mission-critical system.