Fighter pilots are a rare and specialized group of airmen. They work in conditions that would put most of us under: supersonic speeds, gravitational forces, and split-second decision making. The tools they rely on to help them do their jobs are designed with cutting edge technology and state of the art components. Our specialized connectors and interconnection systems are integral parts of many of the innovative electronic equipment used throughout the defense industry.
One such specialized electronic system is found in pilot helmets. Pilots flying fighter jets rely on technology known as the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS) for targeting and firing weapons. The system incorporates a heads-up display (HUD) that is projected onto the pilot’s visor to cue weapons and sensor the target. A magnetic head tracker and display are synchronized with aircraft sensors to aim and fire a missile where the pilot is looking. Flight information is continuously displayed on the inside of the helmet visor for the pilot to monitor incoming data.
While this system is ideal during daylight hours, cueing the system at night was a problem. To upgrade the current system with night vision technology, the Department of Defense has contracted for JHMCS Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) systems in support of the Aircrew Systems program. We were awarded a contract to supply the cables for this new system and are extremely proud to be affiliated with the defense industry and this project.
Connectronics comes to the project being very familiar with working with the defense industry. Through our long history we have gained the expertise to engineer and manufacture specialized electronic connectors that consistently meet the requirements of tough defense industry regulations and military standards. Our innovative solutions reliably perform in the harshest environmental conditions (high altitudes, g-forces, extreme temperatures). Engineering expertise combined with manufacturing excellence ensures delivery of consistently high-quality components.
As a supplier of the connectors for the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) Night Vision Cueing and Display (NVCD) system being developed, we continue our mission of delivering the power to keep “all systems a-go” for our fearless pilots!
To learn more about our work on the JHMCS Night Vision Cueing and Display System, please feel free to contact us at 800-965-0020 or through email.