Raytheon to produce HMIT system for US Air Force

The US Air Force has awarded defence contractor Raytheon a $12.6m (£8.2m) contract for Phase 1 integration and qualification of the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system for Air Force and Air National Guard A-10C and F-16C Block 30/32 aircraft.

HMIT will be a ’heads-up’ system that displays information on weapons cueing, targeting and situational awareness in high-resolution colour imagery directly in the pilot’s field of vision.

Raytheon Technical Services is teamed with military equipment supplier Gentex to produce the system, based on Gentex’s Visionix Scorpion Helmet Mounted Cueing System.

The programme includes five one-year production options, with a potential total value up to $50m.