Raytheon-Thales Team To Make Army Helicopter Helmet Displays; Pete Roney Comments

RaytheonLogoA team comprised of Raytheon (NYSE: RTN) and Thales subsidiaries has won a $3.5 million contract to perform systems engineering on helmet-mounted displays for the U.S. Army.

Raytheon Technical Services Co. and Thales Visionix won the engineering and manufacturing development phase of the Common Helmet Mounted Display program, Raytheon said Thursday.ThalesLogo

Thales agreed to acquire the Visionix group from Gentex Corp. in November 2012 for an undisclosed amount.

The subsidiaries are aiming to adapt TVI’s Scorpion helmet mounted display for the HGU-56/P helmet, used on Army helicopters.

Pete Roney, Thales Visionix president, said the companies are aiming to build a tactical and operational information platform that provides soldiers a full-color helmet display.

The Army’s program executive office-soldier awarded the contract and work will occur in Aurora, Ill. and Indianapolis.

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