SAN JOSE, Calif., March 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Vision Systems International (VSI), a leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs) for tactical aircraft, has been awarded a $19.8 million contract for the delivery and engineering support of Night Vision Cueing Display (NVCD) systems. Under this recently awarded NVCD LRIP-2 contract, VSI is expected to deliver 100 NVCD systems by November 2013.
"With this award, additional front line U.S. pilots will have access to technology that delivers Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System capability to night missions," said VSI President Phil King. VSI's NVCD technology will be integrated into all domestic Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) platforms for use aboard U.S. Air Force F-15, F-16, and Navy F/A-18 JHMCS-equipped aircraft.
This new contract is an extension to a $3.8 million NVCD LRIP-2 logistics contract awarded to VSI in September 2011. Under the LRIP-2 contract VSI is modifying the HMD test set to accommodate additional NVCD capability as well as providing support.
"Our ability to see solutions where others may see barriers is what keeps VSI on the vanguard of providing advanced HMDs for tactical aircraft. We look forward to a successful delivery and continued engineering support to both Air Force and Navy forces," said King.About VSI: Founded in 1996, VSI is a joint venture between Elbit Systems of America, a subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) and Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL). VSI has produced more than 4,500 joint helmet mounted cueing systems (JHMCS) for the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. VSI is under contract to deliver Night Vision Cueing and Display Systems (NVCD) to the US Air Force and Navy, and the Fifth Generation HMDS for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. Additionally, VSI produces JHMCS II HMDs for multiple aviation platforms including fighters, light attack, military airlift and trainers. www.fighterhelmets.com SOURCE Vision Systems International
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