Honeywell (Nasdaq: HON) has agreed to purchase the heads-up-display product line from Swedish defense technology manufacturer Saab in an effort to advance its avionics and safety portfolio of offerings.
Saab’s HUD assets will be integrated into Honeywell Anthem, the aerospace business’ first cloud-native cockpit system customizable for any aircraft type, the company said Wednesday.
Vipul Gupta, vice president and general manager of avionics at Honeywell Aerospace, noted that HUDs are designed to help pilots boost situational awareness and enhance flight safety.
“The addition of HUDs as part of our wider avionics offerings will provide our customers in business aviation, air transport and defense segment a great safety tool that can be particularly useful during takeoff and landing, which are typically the most crucial parts of any flight,” added Gupta.
The deal is subject to certain closing conditions. If completed, Honeywell will offer HUD as retrofit or forward-fit option.