$76 Million Over Five Years
Elbit Systems of America has been awarded a five-year US Army contract, valued at $76 million (€66 million) to provide Integrated Helmet And Display Sight Systems (IHADSS) equipment for the AH-64 service’s APACHE helicopter fleet. An initial delivery order of approximately $6 million calls for delivery over two years. IHADSS components will be delivered from the company’s Fort Worth, TX, manufacturing facility.
The IHADSS helmet-mounted display (HMD) presents critical information directly in front of the pilot’s eye, providing a reliable solution that enables mission success and crew safety. In addition to IHADSS for the APACHE, the company provides the Multicore Mission Processor for the AH-64E model, used to provide all functionality for onboard systems.
“This contract continues our decades-long relationship with the US Army’s APACHE fleet. IHADSS is uniquely designed for the APACHE. It displays flight and targeting information directly in front of the pilots’ eyes. This is a significant tactical advantage that provides reliable situational awareness, eases the pilots’ workload, enhances their safety and achieve success when flying their most demanding missions,” explained Raanan Horowitz, President and CEO of Elbit Systems of America.