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Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2020, 15:57
by falcon.16
Is a new helmet update for the F-35 from Elbit? or is it other new option?

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 28 Sep 2020, 16:50
by spazsinbad
Colour HMDS display is mentioned as a future upgrade earlier in this thread. Yeah colour can be spelt COLOR!
"...The main feature of organic LED is that a series of pixels light up when it receives an electric current. Light only comes on when it is needed. “You are only getting the visual information and the visual cues that are required in the display,” Ray said. As a new technology, it won’t be obsolete for quite some time. It’s also lighter and uses less power, he said. As a bonus, it allows the icons in the heads-up display to have more color. Current models are the typical monochromatic green.... viewtopic.php?f=62&t=16223&p=404868&hilit=color#p404868

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2020, 05:33
by element1loop
mixelflick wrote:SU-35 pilot/helmet.

Says it all, LOL...


It's duel use though, can be legally worn as a push-bike noggin protector.

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 29 Sep 2020, 05:50
by spazsinbad
VC-724 FiterPilotes Waiting for the call (FixedWingFoldingRANFAA) DELTA TREADLIES with A4G/Macchi Helmetos c.1982?

VC-724 Squadron Linebook entry - apparently RNFAA jet pilots did similar stuff practicing formations for a laff. Who Knew?

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 30 Sep 2020, 13:22
by mixelflick
element1loop wrote:
mixelflick wrote:SU-35 pilot/helmet.

Says it all, LOL...


It's duel use though, can be legally worn as a push-bike noggin protector.


I read that too, at militarywatch.com :mrgreen:

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 06 Aug 2021, 23:02
by spazsinbad
An inside look at F-35 pilot helmet fittings
05 Aug 2021 Senior Airman Erica Webster, 419th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

"HILL AIR FORCE BASE, Utah (AFNS) -- Reservists in the 419th Operations Support Squadron play a crucial role to ensure the safety of pilots assigned to the 419th Fighter Wing, the Air Force Reserve’s only combat-capable F-35 Lightning II unit.

“We are responsible for maintaining and repairing pilot gear to ensure everything is in proper working condition,” said Staff Sgt. AJ Arteaga, 419th OSS aircrew flight equipment Reservist. “That also includes their helmet.”

Every helmet is custom-fitted to its pilot during a two-day process at a fit facility. To begin assembly of the helmet, pilots have their heads measured and scanned to secure the perfect fit. Once assembled, pilots need to have the optics aligned using a pupilometer, which measures the distance between their pupils within two millimeters of its center, so pilots see a single image on the helmet-mounted display....

...The helmet’s innovative technology and precise fit require routine maintenance so pilots can complete their mission. In addition to pre- and post-flight fittings, the helmet is inspected every 105 days and has a 120-day fit check to ensure its functionality and safety.

“Pilots come in and put on all their gear so we can double-check to make sure everything fits properly and without issue,” Arteaga said. “Small things such as a new haircut or a couple of pounds gained could cause the helmet to not fit correctly.”

Mask adjustments are also included within the helmet fitting. Pilots are sent to an oxygen tester where aircrew flight equipment technicians can identify any leaks around the mask that could prevent adequate oxygen flow.

“The next part is to ensure there is a proper distance between the mask and the visor,” Arteaga said. “We have to make sure when the pilot moves or talks, the mask doesn’t hit the visor. If it’s too close, it will bend the visor and distort the display image.”..."

Photo: "Tech. Sgt. Anthony Farnsworth, 419th Operations Support Squadron, demonstrates the F-35 Generation III Helmet-Mounted Display at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, July 10, 2021. The display provides the pilot critical information, built-in night vision, and allows a 360-degree view of the aircraft’s outside environment. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Erica Webster)" https://media.defense.gov/2021/Aug/02/2 ... 1-1908.JPG


Source: https://www.af.mil/News/Article-Display ... -fittings/

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 11 Oct 2021, 15:41
by spazsinbad
:devil: HMDS Video OLDIE but GOLDIE newly refurbished for YouBOOB format. :devil:

F-35 HMDS Helmet Mounted Display System Demonstration https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGi_cwNJGkI


Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2021, 18:28
by spazsinbad
No subscription so only this little bit available, one may guess why USAF does not follow the USN on this 'green glow' fix?
F-35 ‘Green Glow’ Can Impact Night Ops, USAF Investigation Shows
07 Dec 2021 AvWeak

"A lingering problem with the F-35’s high-tech helmet obscuring the pilot’s vision has prompted U.S. Air Force investigators to call for adjustments to the system, while the service is not following the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ effort to retrofit a fix for the “green glow” issue. The problem..."

Source: https://aviationweek.com/defense-space/ ... tion-shows

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2021, 18:58
by magitsu
F-35 helmets that fix ‘green glow’ are on their way — but not to the Air Force
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your ... air-force/

Re: Helmet-mounted displays

Unread postPosted: 08 Dec 2021, 19:06
by spazsinbad
magitsu wrote:F-35 helmets that fix ‘green glow’ are on their way — but not to the Air Force
https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your ... air-force/

WOW that is a lengthy 09 Dec article 'magitsu' THANKS. Why the USAF would not follow USN/USMC on this is a mystery.
"...[Air Force spokesperson Rose Riley] said. “[The military] continues to pursue an improved Gen III helmet or the introduction of a new Gen IV helmet to provide the warfighter with the best equipment available.”...
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...Despite the risks on display that night, the Air Force hasn’t yet joined the Navy and Marine Corps in updating the helmets for its version of the F-35 Lightning II. If it does, the earliest the new gear could arrive is in 2023...."

FOUR page PDF of article attached.