HONEYWELL HAS teamed with the UK's GEC-Marconi Avionics to develop a helmet-mounted cueing system for the Lockheed Martin F-16. An advanced prototype of the helmet-mounted display (HMD) will be flight-tested on the aircraft manufacturer's new F-16D technology-demonstrator in 1996, says Jerry Vandevoort, general manager of Honeywell's Military Avionics division.

Honeywell will supply the HMD, with its monocular optics, liquid-crystal display, and magnetic head-tracker, and GEC will integrate the unit with its F-16 head-up-display symbology generator. Flight trials will be used to demonstrate rapid target acquisition and designation with radar off.

A prototype of the GEC/Honeywell F-16 HMD was used in 1994 trials to cue the Raytheon Box Office high off-bore-sight air-to-air-missile technology demonstrator, says Vandervoort.

British Aerospace Systems and Equipment is offering Honeywell's LINS-764G laser inertial-navigation/global-positioning system for the Royal Navy's BAe Sea Harrier F/A2 navigation upgrade.

Source: Flight International