Elbit Systems’ US subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America LLC, was awarded an $85 million firm-fixed-priced contract, with no option periods, by the US Navy for the repair of Digital Display Indicator (DDI) systems aboard F/A-18 aircraft. The contract will be performed in Talladega, Alabama over a five-year period.
The DDI is a cockpit display that allows pilots to select, manage and customize the performance of weapons carried by the fighter, and see video images provided by those weapons.
On Monday, the US Defense Department awarded Lockheed Martin a $352.6 million contract modification to buy Gen III Helmet-Mounted Display Systems (HMDS), which are supplied by a joint venture between Elbit Systems and Rockwell Collins.
The HDMS equips the pilot with mission-critical information on the helmet’s visor and fuses together the F-35’s communications and sensor suite to form a clear picture of the operating environment — giving the pilot “unprecedented” situational awareness and tactical capability, according to Elbit.