The Air Force has selected BAE Systems to replace the head-up display (HUD) on the F-22 Raptor with an all digital version that offers significant advantages over the current HUD. BAE Systems produces the current F-22 HUD as well as for many other aircraft including the F-16 Falcon jet fighter.
BAE Systems will use its advanced Digital Light Engine (DLE) technology to implement a form, fit, and function HUD solution that integrates seamlessly into the F-22’s existing HUD space. The company then anticipates receiving a follow-on production contract to retrofit the F-22 fleet’s current HUDs with the modern DLE solution.“The F-22 is a premier fighter aircraft of the U.S. Air Force, and its pilots deserve the most advanced situational awareness technology available today,” said Andy Humphries, director of Advanced Displays at BAE Systems. “We’ve worked closely with Lockheed Martin to deliver a completely modernized HUD solution for the F-22 fleet that meets the long-term needs of the Air Force.” – BAE Systems
It is good to see that the Air Force is still working to improve the F-22 with the most recent technology.
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