Scorpion helmet display for Air Force EF-18 fighter jets
The Spanish Ministry of Defence will equip the EF-18 with 80 Thales Scorpion® Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (HMCS). These HMCS will be installed in the aircraft during the course of 2016 and 2017, once the operational qualification phase and air-to-air (A2A) and air-to-ground (A2G) tests have been completed.
Scorpion®, the game changer
Scorpion® is a ‘force multiplier’ system offering full colour symbology (navigation, intelligence, combat, etc.) and video imaging for both nighttime and daytime missions, in addition to target cueing in potentially degraded visual environments, therefore easily allowing target designation and allocation of points of interest with the aircraft’s sensors.
Scorpion® is fully interchangeable between helmets/pilots as it is installed directly over standard helmets, allowing the total amount of equipment necessary for the fleet to be reduced, thus favouring maintenance and reducing lifecycle costs.
Scorpion can be adapted easily and quickly to any platform such as fighter, transport, and rotary wing aircraft. The system is already operational in multiple platforms in the United States.
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