Elbit bags $76 million HMD order for US Army’s Apache pilots


Elbit Systems America US Army HMD Order: Elbit Systems Wednesday announced that its US subsidiary, Elbit Systems of America, was awarded an indefinite delivery and indefinite quantity contract from the US Army to provide Integrated Helmet and Display Sight System for the AH-64 Apache helicopter fleet.

The contract, with a maximum potential value of up to approximately $76 million, will be performed over a five-year period.

An initial delivery order of approximately $6 million has been issued under this ID/IQ contract, to be executed over a two-year period.

The IHADSS parts will be delivered to the US Army from Elbit Systems of America’s Fort Worth, Texas, engineering and manufacturing facility.

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Elbit Systems of America’s IHADSS presents critical information directly in front of the pilot’s eye, providing the Apache pilots with a reliable solution that enables mission success and crew safety when flying.

In addition to the IHADSS for the Apache, Elbit Systems of America provides the Apache AH-64E model with the Multicore Mission Processor that is used to provide all of the functionality of the onboard Apache systems.

Elbit Systems US Army Apache Helicopter HMD

Elbit System’s HMD.

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“This contract continues our decades-long relationship with the US Army’s Apache fleet. IHADSS is uniquely designed for the Apache. It displays flight and targeting information directly in front of the pilots’ eyes,” Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America, said.

Horowitz said it was a significant tactical advantage that provides reliable situational awareness, eases the pilot’s workload and enhances their safety during the missions.

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