Boeing incorporates Israeli helmet technology into new jet

Click photo to download. Caption: An aircraft helmet that uses technology develop by Israel's Elbit Systems Ltd. Credit: Elbit.( The Boeing Company will incorporate new-age helmets that use technology developed by Israel’s Elbit Systems Ltd. into its new stealth combat jet, the F-15 Silent Eagle.

Elbit’s helmets—employing the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System—are cost-efficient because they require less ancillary equipment than others, while their head-tracking technology allows all processing to be done within the helmet and provides easy transitions from day to night modes, according to Globes.

“Integrating this enhanced system onto the Silent Eagle took less than three months between ‘go-ahead’ and first flight,” said Greg Hardy, Boeing’s program manager for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System.

Posted on August 1, 2012 .