Indian defence PSU Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL) has entered into a Technical Collaboration Agreement (TCA) for Licensed Manufacturing of Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS) / Helmet Pointing System (HPS) Version 02 with Israel’s Elbit Systems Limited.
BEL will now manufacture and integrate under license, the Helmet Mounted Display system (HPS Ver-02) for Indian Naval and other rotary wing platforms of the Armed Forces.
The HMDS selected, features Night Flying with Night Vision Goggles, Colour Day & Night Display, 3D symbology, Head Tracking, Sensors & Weapon Cuing.
The HMDS/HPS also features additional enhanced application capabilities such as Low Visibility Landing and Take-Off, flight within Degraded Visibility Environment, optional Weapons Management and Synthetic Vision during day and night flying.
The ‘Heads Up – Eyes Out’ concept minimises the need for ‘Heads Down’ in-cockpit instrumentation observation for critical information as altitude, velocity, engine performance, warning indications and allows the crew to concentrate on mission performance, thus increasing situational awareness and survivability in all naval missions.