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BAE Systems, Fotoniks to integrate LiteHUD Head-Up Display on Hürkus basic training aircraft 0505155

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World Defense & Security Industry News - BAE Systems & Fotoniks
 
 
BAE Systems, Fotoniks to integrate LiteHUD Head-Up Display on Hürkus basic training aircraft
 
BAE Systems and Turkish technology company Fotoniks have announced today, May 5, an agreement to collaborate on the development and in-region delivery of aircraft display systems. As part of the agreement, Fotoniks will work to integrate BAE Systems’ LiteHUD® Head-Up Display (HUD) into the HUD system for the Hürkus basic training aircraft. The two companies will further develop the HUD system at the Fotoniks facility in Ankara, Turkey, for the local and regional market.
     
BAE Systems and Turkish technology company Fotoniks have announced today, May 5, an agreement to collaborate on the development and in-region delivery of aircraft display systems. As part of the agreement, Fotoniks will work to integrate BAE Systems’ LiteHUD® Head-Up Display (HUD) into the HUD system for the Hürkus basic training aircraft. The two companies will further develop the HUD system at the Fotoniks facility in Ankara, Turkey, for the local and regional market.
BAE Systems LiteHUD Head-Up Display
     
In today’s defense and aerospace environment, having the ability to work with an established in-country or in-region company is essential not only for us but for the end user, especially when it comes to repair and sustainment,” said Jim Garceau, vice president and deputy general manager of Communications and Control Solutions at BAE Systems. “Working together with Fotoniks, we have the opportunity to bring the HUD system to full-scale production and sell it as an indigenous capability to allied forces across the region.

Designed using BAE Systems’ patented waveguide technology, LiteHUD is 60 percent smaller by volume and up to 50 percent lighter than a conventional HUD. It has a modular design which allows easy integration into both existing and future cockpits, such as the Hürkus platform.

LiteHUD® is a small and compact Head-Up Display (HUD), offering space and weight advantages paired with the latest optical waveguide technology. Its modular and lightweight design improves flight safety, reducing fatigue and increasing situational awareness day or night. Providing seamless operation with night vision goggles (NVGs), LiteHUD® allows for incremental capability upgrades with minimal impact to helmet and aircraft installation.

Working collaboratively with BAE Systems locally brings so many benefits to Turkey, including technology transfer, the potential for further job creations, and sustainment within the region,” said Cem Yazicioglu, general manager at Fotoniks. “Being able to further co-develop this technology in Turkey was important to our decision to work with BAE Systems.

BAE Systems has been a leader in HUD development and production for more than 50 years, a position gained through continuous investment in technology and innovation. The company has produced over 14,000 head-up displays which have been in service on over 50 different aircraft types in more than 50 countries around the world. BAE Systems displays perform on some of the most advanced and demanding military aircraft, which will now include the Turkish Air Force’s Hürkus platform.