Head up displays – not just for fighters


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. 


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