Tuesday, February 7, 2012

F-35 Pilots or Master Chief Cosplay?

F-35 HMDS Specs 

  • Binocular Wide Field-of-View 
  • Integrated day/night capability with sensor fusion 
  • Highly accurate head tracking hardware and software 
  • Digital image source for helmet vision displayed symbology 
  • Custom helmet shell, liner and suspension system for lightest weight, optimal C.G. and maximum pilot
  • Comfort

 All of this capability means some interesting flight hours for the pilot of the F-35. The helmet provides augmented reality, to the point that if the pilot looks down toward his feet he will see ground. Wherever the pilot looks he sees battlespace with value added data superimposed over threats, items of interest, and friendlies.

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