Elbit Receives $38M Award to Update HUDs
TALLADEGA, Ala., Dec. 8, 2011 — Elbit Systems of America LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Elbit Systems Ltd., was awarded a $38.5 million, five-year, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the Defense Logistics Agency-Ogden to update head-up displays.
Under the contract, Elbit will manufacture reliability and maintaining electronic module assemblies for all US Air Force Block 30 and Block 50 f-16 wide-angle conventional head-up displays. To date, the company has received $3 million in initial orders under the contract.
The wide-angle conventional head-up display takes critical flight and mission data that is normally displayed inside the cockpit on an instrument panel and projects that information onto a transparent surface directly in front of the pilot, allowing for eyes out of the cockpit and improved situational awareness.
The contract fully implements the value engineering change proposal submitted by Elbit Systems of America to replace the legacy electronic module within the wide-angle conventional head-up display. The new design, which was developed in conjunction with affiliate Elbit Systems Electro-Optics Elop Ltd., reduces total part count, lowers power consumption and improves mean time between failure.
Elbit Systems of America provides products and system solutions that focus on the commercial aviation, defense, homeland security and medical instrumentation markets.
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