GERMAN AVIONICS company VDO Luftfahrtgerate is developing a graphics module to assist military pilots on low-level transport missions.

The digital-graphics module, presented for the first time at ILA '96, enables a symbol generator to produce a three-dimensional representation of the aircraft's surroundings on the pilot's primary flight display.

According to VDO, the unit can generate a synthetic, stylised, view of terrain and flightpath, providing tactical information and highlighting threats and obstructions.

Source: Flight International