June 18, 2000 (by Lieven Dewitte) - Elbit Systems Ltd. announced that Vision Systems International LLC ("VSI") of San Jose, California, jointly-owned by EFW Inc., Elbit Systems' subsidiary of Fort Worth, Texas, and by Kaiser Aerospace and Electronics Company of Foster City, California, has been awarded a contract from the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) for Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems.
Under this contract, VSI will produce and deliver its Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems ("HMCS") to the RDAF
VSI is already under contract, through the Boeing Company, for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System ("JHMCS") to provide its HMCS for the U.S. F-15, F-16, F/A-18 and F-22 aircraft.
The JHMCS is a lightweight, compact, mission ready helmet mounted display optimized for both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat missions.
The contract with the RDAF calls for delivery of systems in association with the Denmark
's Lockheed Martin F-16 Mid-Life Upgrade (MLU
) M3 Upgrade program. Denmark is the first MLU customer to select an HMCS for their F-16 aircraft, and it is anticipated other MLU countries such as The Netherlands
will follow with installations of the same system.