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BAE System Bagged Contract From Lockheed Martin For Replacing Head-up Display (HUD)

BAE System will replace Head-up Display on F-22 stealth aircraft with latest available technology

United Kingdom: BAE System Plc, a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company, bagged contract from Lockheed Martin to replace HUD on F-22 Raptor stealth fighter with an all-digital version.

The business unit of BAE Electronic Systems in Rochester will offer the Digital Life Engine (DLE) for a development contract related to HUD, to support production for the entire fleet of Airforce F-22. The DLE package is expected to be compatible with any existing aircraft interface and can be considered as “fit and form” upgrade that eliminates the usage of cathode ray tube image source and introduces advanced digital display solution.           

As per the director of advanced displays of BAE Systems, Andy Humphries, “F-22 pilots deserve the most advanced situational awareness technology available today. We’ve worked closely with Lockheed Martin to deliver a completely modernized HUD solution for the F-22 fleet that meets the long-term needs of the Air Force.”

TechSci Research depicts that since Head-up Display play a major role in defense and commercial aircraft by providing most advanced situational awareness technology, this accomplishment will help in boosting the market of Head-up Displays market in the country. This will enable the pilots to navigate the flight operations and technical information in line of vision for better control and handling. However, the similar steps taken by the companies across the globe will lead to an increase in the Global Head-up Displays market as well.

According to a recently published report by TechSci Research, “Global Head-up Display Market By Technology, By Component, By End User, Competition Forecast and Opportunities, 2011 - 2021”, global head-up display market is projected to grow at a CAGR of over 20% during 2016-2021. Defense and automotive sectors were the major demand generators for head-up displays across the globe, owing to rising demand for deploying latest technology in military aircrafts and increasing need for road safety among passengers. Moreover, growing technological advancements and declining average selling prices of head-up displays across the globe are further fueling adoption of this technology in the automotive and civil aviation sectors across the globe.

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