F-16 Fighting Falcon News

Royal Danish Air Force awards F-16 Helmet Systems contract to VSI

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 F-16 fleet.

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, Norway, Belgium and Portugal will follow with installations of the same system.