Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Progress noted on F-35 helmet

A Lockheed Martin official reported progress Tuesday with its cutting-edge helmets that will be used with the F-35. Executive VP Tom Burbage told Reuters that the night-vision performance was the only real question left, but progress has been made on that. The helmet, which integrates data from all sensors and cameras aboard the jet, was designed by a joint venture between Rockwell Collins and Israel's Elbit Systems. (Source: Reuters, 10/30/12) Gulf Coast note: Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., is home of the F-35 training center.