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Boeing has received an $81 million contract for its second full-rate production contract of 401 Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing Systems.


Boeing has received an $81 million contract for its second full-rate production contract of 401 Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS).


First used in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the JHMCS displays flight and targeting information on a helmet visor, allowing pilots to lock-on and attack air-to-air and air-to-ground targets simply by looking at the targets.


“Continued feedback from US Air Force and US Navy pilots tells us that the JHMCS system is significantly increasing their combat capability,” said John Lieber, Boeing JHMCS Business Team Leader.


Boeing will deliver the JHMCS to the US Air Force and Air National Guard for use by F-15 Eagle and F-16 Fighting Falcon pilots, to the US Navy for use by F/A-18 Hornet pilots, and to six international air forces.


JHMCS also displays aircraft altitude, airspeed, and angle of attack on the visor, as well as tactical information, to increase the pilot’s awareness of the state of the aircraft and the combat situation.