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Raytheon, Thales team for helmet displays

Feb. 14, 2013 at 2:23 PM

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Common Helmet Mounted Display systems for U.S. Army helicopter pilots are to be developed by subsidiaries of Raytheon and Thales Visionix Inc.

The award, from the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, is part of the Army's Air Soldier Program and is worth $3.5 million.

"This award illustrates the capabilities we've achieved and the progress we've made in offering our customers a full suite of superior integrated situational awareness products and services," said Rudy Lewis, vice president of Customized Engineering and Depot Support for Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC.

Thales Visionix President Pete Roney added: "Our advanced, full-color and affordable helmet mounted display will provide air soldiers with the tactical and operational information platform they need today and well into the future."

Raytheon said that under the contract, the RTSC/TVI team will adapt Thales' Scorpion helmet mounted display for use on the HGU-56/P helmet. The work will be performed in Indianapolis and Aurora, Ill.

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