What is a helmet-mounted display?
A helmet-mounted display or HMD, as it’s commonly known, is a see-through display that’s projected directly onto the inside of a pilot’s visor. Similar to a head-up display, a HMD provides its user with significant situational awareness by projecting real-time, critical information overlaid onto their view of the outside world.
If a fighter pilot is flying over 1500 Mile per hour. Now expect flying it at night in enemy territory in heavy rain. You can assume the situation that how much alertness required when you are in enemy’s zone where you can’t waste a second in checking the speedometer.
Head mounted displays are the essential need of current situation where Defence organization can enhance the capability of the fighter pilot who handles the hazardous tasks.
Most Advanced Helmet Mounted Display
The BAE systems have decades of experience in the making of Striker HMD which got used on Typhoon and Grippen C/D aircraft. New Striker II HMD provides features- A full-color solution, fixed- and rotary-wing pilots with remarkable situational awareness, next-generation night vision, 3D audio and target tracking technology.
The highly sophisticated Striker II lets pilots see through the body of the aircraft via a distributed aperture system, giving them a vital advantage when it comes to split-second decision making. Using optical sensors embedded in the aircraft, Striker II immediately calculates the pilot’s exact head position and angle. This means no matter where the pilot is looking, Striker II displays accurate targeting information and symbology, with ‘near zero’ latency.