F-35 Program Office Kills Alternate Helmet, Commits To Next-Gen System

By Gabe Starosta, Lee Hudson / October 10, 2013 at 7:26 PM
The F-35 joint program office is stopping work on an alternate, lower-risk Joint Strike Fighter helmet being developed by BAE, committing fully to a next-generation helmet that until recently was considered one of the program's biggest risk items. As InsideDefense.com reported in May, dedicated helmet testing conducted in late 2012 and early 2013 led program officials to believe that most of the long-recognized problems with the new helmet-mounted display system -- issues like green glow, jitter and image latency...

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