Elbit Systems of America to Showcase Tactical Mission Solutions for Enhanced Weapon Targeting

Elbit Systems of America's advanced solutions improve total aircrew situational awareness

May 04, 2016, 07:03 ET from Elbit Systems of America

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

Elbit Systems of America, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., will showcase its enhanced weapon targeting and total aircrew situational awareness solutions at the Naval Helicopter Association Symposium in Norfolk, VA, at the Sheraton Norfolk Waterside on May 10-12.

Elbit Systems of America will highlight its Color Helmet Display and Tracking System (HDTS). The HDTS' unique line-of-sight tracking supports a human-machine interface which is revolutionizing how aviators operate. Naval pilots can link to the aircraft through an integrated mapping system via the Advanced Signal Data Computer. Through the line-of-sight tracking, the HDTS color symbology provides the pilots and crew improved situational awareness that can lead to increased mission effectiveness.

"With our Color HDTS, pilots effectively become part of the navigational system of the aircraft allowing aircrews to receive real-time situational awareness data synchronized with pilot's head movement." commented Kelly Dameron, senior vice president of Airborne Solutions, Elbit Systems of America. "As a leader in helmet display and tracking technology, we are committed to provide advanced solutions to meet aircrews' requirements. Pilots and aircrews will now know exactly where the target is, improving reaction time."

The magnetic tracking system on the pilot's helmet allows the pilot to spatially relate to the aircraft and the outside world. Combined with an advanced targeting solution, the HDTS improves mission effectiveness by allowing pilots to put the weapon on the target faster and with more accuracy. With the ability to slew weapons or optical payloads to the pilot's line-of-sight, this unique technology improves crew coordination and first round hit probability.

"In addition to enhanced weapon targeting, the HDTS can include applications such as Degraded Visual Environment, Blue Force Tracking, and wireframe mapping solutions. Each solution is visible on the pilot's eyepiece allowing them to remain heads up and eyes out," continued Dameron.

Elbit Systems of America's Degraded Visual Environment solution provides improved situational awareness to Navy pilots by using intuitive 3D conformal symbology that reduces spatial disorientation and enables operation while providing relative motion cues. This unique symbology provides accurate navigational information for degraded environments such as brownout operations, heavy fog, or other extreme environment situations in a clear, easy to understand manner, allowing pilots to respond quickly to surrounding conditions.

To see a demonstration of the HDTS or learn more about Elbit Systems of America's advanced solutions, visit booth #20 at the Naval Helicopter Association Symposium or visit online at http://www.elbitsystems-us.com.

About Elbit Systems of America, LLC  

Elbit Systems of America is a leading provider of high performance products, system solutions, and support services focusing on the defense, homeland security, cyber security, commercial aviation and medical instrumentation markets.  With facilities throughout the United States, Elbit Systems of America is dedicated to supporting those who contribute daily to the safety and security of the United States.  Elbit Systems of America, LLC is wholly owned by Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT), a global electronics company engaged in a wide range of programs for innovative defense and commercial applications. For additional information, visit: http://www.elbitsystems-us.com or follow us on Twitter.

About Elbit Systems

Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international high technology company engaged in a wide range of defense, homeland security and commercial programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned aircraft systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, signal intelligence systems, data links and communications systems, radios and cyber-based systems. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing platforms, developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial applications and providing a range of support services, including training and simulation systems.

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