F-35B Stealth “Helmet Mounted Display System & Flight Simulator”
CPL Clayton Filipowicz takes us to Lockheed Martin’s Fighter Demonstration Center to test the Marine Corps’ cutting-edge aviation technology. The Helmet Mounted Display System and the F-35 Flight Simulator. The advanced aviation equipment gives pilots the ability to combine stealth and situational awareness to complete their mission.
The F-35’s Helmet Mounted Display Systems provide pilots with unprecedented situational awareness.
All the information pilots need to complete their missions – airspeed, heading, altitude, targeting information and warnings – is projected on the helmet’s visor, rather than on a traditional Heads-Up Display.
This approach greatly reduces the pilot’s workload and increases responsiveness.
Additionally, the F-35’s Distributed Aperture System (DAS) streams real-time imagery from 6 infrared cameras mounted around the aircraft to the helmet, allowing pilots to “look through” the airframe.
The helmet also provides pilots night vision through the use of an integrated camera.