VSI to Enhance Royal Danish Air Force's F-16 Night-Attack Capability
RDAF becomes VSI's first international NVCD-ANVIS customer
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 27, 2012
FORT WORTH, Texas, Sept. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Vision Systems International
(VSI), LLC, a world leader in advanced Helmet Mounted Displays (HMDs), has
been awarded a contract from the Royal Danish Air Force (RDAF) to provide its
Night Vision Cueing and Display-Aviator's Night Vision Imaging Systems
(NVCD-ANVIS) technology, the night module for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing
"We are extremely proud of this award from the Royal Danish Air Force, which
is a continuation of the 12-year-long strategic relationship and look forward
to the successful implementation of this new operational capability," said VSI
President Phil King. The RDAF will use VSI's NVCD-ANVIS to enhance its F-16
night-attack capability, for both air-to-air and air-to-ground operations.
The RDAF is VSI's first international customer for the NVCD-ANVIS technology.
VSI's NVCD-ANVIS technology, which enables night-time target acquisition
capabilities through the display of JHMCS targeting cues and aircraft
performance parameters directly on the Night Vision Goggles image, allows the
pilot to accurately cue onboard weapons and sensors against enemy aircraft and
ground targets without the need to aggressively turn the aircraft or place the
target in a Head-Up Display (HUD) field-of-view for designation. The use of
the NVCD-ANVIS necessitates no changes to the JHMCS, or to the aircraft's
hardware or software.
NVCD-ANVIS capabilities were successfully proven in four flight demonstration
sessions, one of them in Denmark. "RDAF F-16 pilots demonstrated the efficient
integration of NVGs with JHMCS during 300 hours of flight operations over
Libya during their participation in Unified Protector 2011," said a RDAF
spokesperson at the time, "The tactical information and situational awareness
"NVCD-ANVIS answers an urgent operational requirement for international JHMCS
users. Its ease of operation and straight-forward installation makes it a
natural extension for current JHMCS users," said King.
Founded in 1996, VSI is a joint venture between Elbit Systems of America, a
subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ and TASE: ESLT) and Rockwell Collins
(NYSE: COL). VSI has produced more than 5,000 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing
systems (JHMCS) for the F-15, F-16 and F/A-18 aircraft. VSI is under contract
to deliver Night Vision Cueing and Display Systems (NVCD) to the US Air Force
and Navy. Additionally, VSI produces JHMCS II HMDs for multiple aviation
platforms including fighters, light attack, military airlift and trainers.
SOURCE Vision Systems International
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