MH60 pilots getting gunship upgrades
Elbit just scored a contract for 126 Helmet Display Tracker Systems to be used by the Navy on MH-60s to help integrate point of impact for onboard weapons systems, which is very nice. The HDTS has been fielded by some Army units on the UH-60 and CH-47 and has been used on the USMC’s AH-1W Super Cobra, so at least it’s already in the supply chain.
Elbit Systems of America, Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $49,884,371 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a maximum quantity of 126 helmet display tracker systems (HDTS) and associated line items for the Navy on the MH-60 aircraft. The HDTS provides situational awareness and targeting enhancements via pilot/copilot line-of-sight capability; continuously computed impact point for the 20mm automatic gun helicopter armament subsystem; 2.75-inch unguided rockets (LAU-61C/A); and precision guided rockets (digital rocket launcher (DRL, LAU-61G/A)). Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to be completed by June 2021