Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays
In support of U.S. Army's Air Soldier Program
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Raytheon Technical Services
Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), together
with teammate Thales Visionix Inc. (TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5
million for the engineering and manufacturing development of Common Helmet
Mounted Display (CHMD) systems for the U.S. Army's Air Soldier Program.
Under the contract, the RTSC/TVI team will perform systems engineering to
adapt TVI's popular Scorpion^® helmet mounted display for installation on the
HGU-56/P helmet for use in Army helicopter applications. The contract award
was made by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, and the work
will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and Aurora, Ill.
"This award illustrates the capabilities we've achieved and the progress we've
made in offering our customers a full suite of superior integrated situational
awareness products and services," said Rudy Lewis, vice president of
Customized Engineering and Depot Support for RTSC.
Pete Roney, president, Thales Visionix Inc., added, "Our advanced, full-color
and affordable helmet mounted display will provide air soldiers with the
tactical and operational information platform they need today and well into
About Thales Visionix
Thales Visionix Inc. is a leader in the development of affordable,
next-generation head-mounted displays and motion tracking systems. The company
serves the fixed and rotary-wing aircraft domains throughout the global
aerospace and defense market with its Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System.
Additionally, TVI's InterSense brand is recognized worldwide as the leading
provider of motion sensing equipment and integrated systems for use in
high-performance applications. A U.S. proxy company (100 percent American),
Thales Visionix Inc. is a subsidiary of Thales Communications Inc., and part
of the Thales Group.
Raytheon Company, with 2012 sales of $24 billion and 68,000 employees
worldwide, is a technology and innovation leader specializing in defense,
homeland security and other government markets throughout the world. With a
history of innovation spanning 91 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art
electronics, mission systems integration and other capabilities in the areas
of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications and intelligence
systems; as well as a broad range of mission support services. Raytheon is
headquartered in Waltham, Mass. For more about Raytheon, visit us at
www.raytheon.com and follow us on Twitter @raytheon.
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