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I mean, is this the craziest helmet ever? It looks like bogies could die of fright before being shot down.


Gazette and Herald (Wiltshire, UK)

Fighter pilots get a clear vision

By Gazette Reporter

Futuristic new helmets will enable fighter jet pilots to see through their own aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said today.

The head gear being developed for the hi-tech F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is being tested by MoD scientists at Boscombe Down in Wiltshire.

An MoD spokesman said: "Unlike other jet aircraft the JSF, which is planned to replace the Harrier, does not have a traditional head-up display

Instead the computerised symbology will be displayed directly on to the pilot's visors, providing the pilot with cues for flying, navigating and fighting the aircraft.

"It even will superimpose infra-red imagery on to the visor to allow the pilot to look through the cockpit floor at night and see the world below - like something out of Terminator.

"This is absolutely the cutting edge of technology. No other helmet will be able to do this."

The head gear, currently at prototype stage, is being developed by Vision Systems International and Helmet Integrated Systems Limited.

via www.defensetech.org

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say what? the US would not show off engineering examples? whyever the hell do you think that?

besides, the fact that you draw attention to the fact that the JSF is not delivered yet pretty much busts yor argument wide open. how long have the F-35, the F-22, the V-22, the C-17, the Future Combat System, the Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle and the list goes on been shown to the public before they were put into service/more than a CAD?

sorry, but if you think the US doesn't publish info on future gear you are mistaken.

as for the US using the Brit Lid i wouldn't say no to that so quickly either. since the UK is funding development of the bird and has agreed to buy some (making it cheaper for the US) they also get some parts of it for their own defense industry.

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