Turkish Aselsan Develops Helmet Mounted Display for F-16 Aircraft

TULGAR HMDS is expected to rival more expensive systems like the HMDS used in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, priced at over $400,000 per unit
  • Defensemirror.com bureau
  • 09:36 AM, April 11, 2024
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Turkish Aselsan Develops Helmet Mounted Display for F-16 Aircraft
Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) @Collins Aerospace

Flight tests have begun for the TULGAR Helmet Mounted Display System (HMDS), developed by ASELSAN, on the F-16 platform.

This was first reported by Turkish publication SavunmaSanayiST.com.

The TULGAR HMDS is being tested for integration with the national KAAN warplane. The system aims to enhance pilot situational awareness and flight performance by projecting critical information onto the helmet visor. HMDS technology is commonly used in modern combat aircraft and helicopters to provide pilots with essential data during missions.

The TULGAR HMDS is expected to offer similar capabilities to more expensive systems, such as the HMDS used in the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, which is priced at over $400,000 per unit (specifically the CEVS F-35 GEN III HMDS produced by Collins Elbit Vision Systems). The TULGAR HMDS integrates features like air and ground target information, air traffic status, system health updates, and advanced night vision enhancements using thermal imaging technology.

The information provided by HMDS may include data such as position, speed, and distance of air targets, ground information, location of friendly aircraft, and system status regarding targets. This system can also integrate thermal imaging and other advanced technologies to increase night vision capabilities.

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