Head up displays (HUDs) are becoming more popular in cargo aircraft. What was in the past an almost exclusive feature in combat fixed wing and rotorcraft combat aircraft is becoming a standard in cargo aircraft that are involved in complex missions.
Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit systems from Israel, was awarded a contract from Boeing for the development of the C-17 Replacement Head Up Display (“RHUD”) for the United States Air Force.
The C-17 provides rapid strategic delivery of troops and cargo to main operating bases as well as tactical airlift and airdrop operations within a theatre of operations.
According to Elbit Systems the collective efforts of Boeing and Elbit Systems of America will provide USAF with a new C-17 RHUD that will enhance the ability of the aircraft to fulfill the US’s worldwide air mobility requirements.