SPIE Startup Challenge 2015 Founding Partner - JENOPTIK Get updates from SPIE Newsroom
  • Newsroom Home
  • Astronomy
  • Biomedical Optics & Medical Imaging
  • Defense & Security
  • Electronic Imaging & Signal Processing
  • Illumination & Displays
  • Lasers & Sources
  • Micro/Nano Lithography
  • Nanotechnology
  • Optical Design & Engineering
  • Optoelectronics & Communications
  • Remote Sensing
  • Sensing & Measurement
  • Solar & Alternative Energy
  • Sign up for Newsroom E-Alerts

SPIE Photonics West 2017 | Register Today

SPIE Defense + Commercial Sensing 2017 | Call for Papers

Get Down (loaded) - SPIE Journals OPEN ACCESS


Print PageEmail Page

Defense & Security

Helmet Mounted Display

BAE Systems has unveiled its Q-Sight family of helmet displays and tracking products that can bring improved situational awareness to Army pilots. The Q-Sight family is expected to bring significant improvements in weight, cost, flexibility and performance with a seamless transition between day and night operations. The Q-sight family is already compatible with the night vision goggles Army aviators use. As a plug-and-play display, it can be incrementally upgraded or retrofitted and is compatible with other helmet display technologies. The family of Q-Sight products includes the 100, the basic day-night model, and scales up to the 250 model, which has a binocular Q-Sight.

The display clips on to the helmet, and a small box can be carried in a pocket or mounted on the aircraft electrical components. The Black Hawk M-model and F-model Chinook already have such a component, which can feed the display. Optional upgrades include a helmet tracker that would allow the display of FLIR symbology, and some weapons applications that can be shown on the display.