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Rockwell Collins To Provide Helmet Mounted Systems For US Navy, Marine Corps F/A-18 Squadrons
Rockwell Collins To Provide Helmet Mounted Systems For US Navy, Marine Corps F/A-18 Squadrons

Rockwell Collins has been contracted to provide 140 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing system, Night Vision Cueing and Display systems in support of the United States Navy and Marine Corps F/A-18 squadrons, the Department of defense announced Tuesday.

A Joint Helmet-Mounted Cueing System, or JHMCS, is a technology upgrade which engineers a viewing module proving 20-degree field of view visor.

Work on a $20,989,780 firm-fixed-price contract will be performed in Merrimack, New Hampshire (79 percent); Wilsonville, Oregon (15 percent); Atlanta, Georgia (4 percent); and Fort Worth, Texas (2 percent), and is expected to be completed in July 2020, the statement says. 

Fiscal 2018 other procurement (Navy) funds in the amount of $20,989,780 will be obligated at time of award, none of which will expire at the end of the current fiscal year, it added.

JHMCS provides several options for the night module including Night Vision Cueing Display called QuadEye (100-degree by 40-degree field of view) or Aviator Night Vision Imaging System (40-degree field of view), with symbology or video inserted into the night-vision scene, Rockwell Collins information explains. 

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