Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System tests JHMCS II aboard F-16V

Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System has announced its JHMCS II is being flight tested aboard the Lockheed Martin F-16V aircraft in the United States, the company said.

This follows the completion of JHMCS II safety qualification testing, including windblast, tower and sled tests.

These flight tests are part of the US Air Force´s Military Flight Release (MFR) for the F-16V launch customer, a critical milestone that signifies the aircraft and its subsystems have met specification performance, safety, reliability, and maintainability criteria. The JHMCS II is the only Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) integrated and tested on the F-16V.

JHMCS II incorporates key new technological advancements while drawing on the strong legacy of the JHMCS family of HMDs. It features visor-projected symbology, an optical/inertial tracker and up-look reticles that fully exploit high off-boresight visual cueing and targeting for advanced weaponry, avionics and sensors.

The JHMCS II is manufactured and delivered through Collins Elbit Vision Systems (CEVS), a joint venture between Collins Aerospace and Elbit Systems of America.