Elbit America wins $50 mil Army helicopter pilot night vision system contract

The systems show information so the pilot can continuously look straight ahead during the flight, without having to look down or around the cockpit to view information from various sensors

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Elbit America, the US subsidiary of Israel's Elbit Systems, said Wednesday that the Defense Logistics Agency had awarded it a contract with a maximum value of $50 million for the production of spare parts for the display that connects to the helmets of Army helicopter pilots.

An initial $17.9 million order to be supplied until 2023 was recently placed under the five-year firm-fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.

The Aviators' Night Vision Imaging System/Head-Up Display system (ANVIS HUD) presents important information, such as altitude, speed and heading, in front of the pilot's eyes so there is no need to look around the cockpit to view that information from various sensors, Elbit America said. 

"Provisioning ANVIS HUD spares ensures U.S. Army pilots always have the equipment available to support aircraft readiness," said Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit America. "Our company has a long history of supplying the ANVIS HUD and we're dedicated to continuing to supply these systems that aid performance, increase operator situational awareness, and ultimately Warfighter safety."

Elbit America produces and sustains all of the U.S. Army's helmet mounted displays in the UH-60, CH-47, and AH-64 fleets and recently won the Common Helmet Mounted Display program to begin upgrading the display on select U.S. Army airframes.