Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The F-35's new non-joint helmet

So the F-35 program has the goal of being "Joint".

Yet when the chips are down and the development team has to set up a legacy system to replace the original helmet system, they go non-joint.

Here is a look at the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System. It is already in service with many of our existing fighter aircraft.

JHMCS is employed in the F/A-18C/D/E/F, F-15C/D/E, and F-16 Block 40/50 with a design that is 95% common to all platforms.This may also be integrated into the system of the F-22.

A more detailed look at JHMCS is here.

The F-35 program continues to absorb more of the DOD budget for no real worth.

1 comment:

Cocidius said...

It's just one absurd mistake after another with the JSF Program.

So much for the vaporware mythical sensor fusion that's supposed to give the F-35 pilot such an advantage