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Pentagon Gets a Fix for F-35 Bug in $400,000 Pilot Helmets

  • Displays suffered from a green glow in low-light situations
  • Lockhead Martin will replace U.S. Navy LCD screens with OLED
Gen III Helmet.
Gen III Helmet.

Source: Lockheed Martin

The U.S. military may have finally found a way to fix a glitch with the world’s most high-tech helmet used by pilots flying the most expensive fighter jet in history.

A bug in the $400,000 helmet display screen used by F-35 aviators caused a green glow when flying in very low-light conditions and is now expected to be overcome by using a different type of semiconductor illumination.