Defense contractor BAE Systems has unveiled the Striker II helmet-mounted display system, giving fighter pilots enhanced tracking and night vision capabilities while in the cockpit. The fully digital system is able to project target data and coordinates directly to the pilot, along with providing night vision directly inside of the helmet.
The new technology has been designed to keep pilots safe, and provides operational information quickly within the pilot's field of vision.
"As the industry transitions from analogue to digital display solutions, Striker II brings a superior, fully digital capability to multiple platform types," said Joseph Senftle, BAE Systems' VP and GM of Communications and Control Solutions, in a press statement. "Designed to address evolving mission requirements with advanced digital night vision technology, our new HMD was built to be 'future proof' and seamlessly adaptable to technology advancements in the years ahead."
The first generation of Striker HMD has been deployed on Eurofighter Typhoon and Gripen air fleets already. Striker II HMD will build upon that success, despite increasing fleets of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) being used for reconnaissance and attack missions.