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Raytheon/Thales team wins contract for helicopter helmet mounted displays
by Staff Writers
Indianapolis IN (SPX) Feb 19, 2013


File image: HGU-56/P helmet.

Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC (RTSC), a subsidiary of Raytheon, together with teammate Thales Visionix(TVI), has won an award valued at $3.5 million for the engineering and manufacturing development of Common Helmet Mounted Display (CHMD) systems for the U.S. Army's Air Soldier Program.

Under the contract, the RTSC/TVI team will perform systems engineering to adapt TVI's popular Scorpion helmet mounted display for installation on the HGU-56/P helmet for use in Army helicopter applications. The contract award was made by the U.S. Army's Program Executive Office Soldier, and the work will be performed in Indianapolis, Ind., and Aurora, Ill.

"This award illustrates the capabilities we've achieved and the progress we've made in offering our customers a full suite of superior integrated situational awareness products and services," said Rudy Lewis, vice president of Customized Engineering and Depot Support for RTSC.

Pete Roney, president, Thales Visionix Inc., added, "Our advanced, full-color and affordable helmet mounted display will provide air soldiers with the tactical and operational information platform they need today and well into the future."

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