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U.S. Army to enhance AVCATT collective training system with upgraded Rockwell Collins helmet mounted display

28 November 2017
  • Provides the highest fidelity realism available with improved optical performance
  • Lower maintenance requirements for increased availability and life cycle cost savings

ORLANDO, Fla. (Nov. 28, 2017) – The U.S. Army has selected a new version of Rockwell Collins’ SimEye™ Helmet Mounted Display (HMD) to be used within Aviation Combined Arms Tactical Trainer (AVCATT) systems. A total of 332 HMDs will be upgraded and is expected to be completed in October 2019.

The contract, issued by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), will improve HMD optical performance, increase availability and provide substantial life cycle cost savings due to lower maintenance requirements.

“We worked very closely with the PEO STRI to fine tune the HMD as technology continues to evolve,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions at Rockwell Collins. “This next-generation solution will provide the Army with the highest fidelity simulation available and at a lower cost to maintain.”

The SimEye HMD will be refined to include display and optical improvements to visual symbology, providing a boost to the already unprecedented level of realism. Along with a software update, the HMD upgrade will ensure the Army’s continued success in using the AVCATT to train their helicopter crews effectively.

About Rockwell Collins

Rockwell Collins (NYSE: COL) is a leader in aviation and high-integrity solutions for commercial and military customers around the world. Every day we help pilots safely and reliably navigate to the far corners of the earth; keep warfighters aware and informed in battle; deliver millions of messages for airlines and airports; and help passengers stay connected and comfortable throughout their journey. As experts in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, cabin interiors, information management, mission communications, and simulation and training, we offer a comprehensive portfolio of products and services that can transform our customers’ futures. To find out more, please visit www.rockwellcollins.com.

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