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Rockwell Collins to repair USAF helmet-mounted displays

Rockwell Collins contracted for repair and maintenance of the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, or JHMCS, for the U.S. Air Force and 13 other nations.

By Carlo Munoz
Rockwell Collins to repair USAF helmet-mounted displays
Rockwell Collins to sustain the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System, or JHMCS, for the U.S. Air Force's F-15 and F-16 fleet, along with those of 13 foreign militaries. Pictured, an F-15E Strike Eagle receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker over northern Iraq after conducting airstrikes in Syria, September 23, 2014. USAF/Matthew Bruch/UPI | License Photo

WASHINGTON, April 14 (UPI) -- Texas-based military aviation company Rockwell Collins has received a $20 million contract with the U.S. Air Force to repair and maintain the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.

In association with ESA Vision Systems, Rockwell Collins will consolidate all repair and sustainment work on the JHMCS for the U.S. Air Force and foreign militaries into a single, 5-year contract, according to the terms of the deal.

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Aside from the Air Force, the repair and maintenance deal will also cover JHMCS units fielded by 13 foreign air forces, according to the contract

The JHMCS is the heads-up targeting system built into the helmets of F-15 Strike Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots.

It "combines a magnetic head tracker with a display projected onto a pilot's visor, giving the pilot a targeting device that can be used to aim sensors and weapons wherever the pilot is looking, according to a fact sheet by JHMSC manufacturer Boeing.

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