The US Department of Defense awarded Boeing a $24 million contract to produce 100 Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS) by July 2005.
Boeing will deliver 12 JHMCS systems to the US Air Force for the F-15 and 66 systems for the F-16. The US Navy will receive 22 systems for deployment on the F/A-18E/F.
The Royal Australian Air Force will also receive one JHMCS system and engineering support and proposal preparation.
The JHMCS consists of electronics installed in the aircraft and a new helmet that interfaces with them. The JHMCS displays continuous flight information inside the helmet visors and allows for the aiming or deploying of sensors and air-to-air or air-to-ground weapons.
Boeing will act as the prime contractor and integrator for JHMCS. Vision System International, based in San Jose, California, will act as the major subcontractor.