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New projection multimedia helmets for Chinese Air Force pilots are being discussed online

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New projection multimedia helmets for Chinese Air Force pilots are being discussed online

Chinese broadcaster CCTV showed footage of PLA Air Force pilots in the cockpit of a J-16 multirole fighter. These fighters belong to the 4+ generation (3+ in the Chinese classification). In China itself, they claim that they are very close in their capabilities to the Russian Su-35 fighters, which are also in service with the PRC Air Force.


In the reporting of Chinese TV, the helmets of the pilots attract particular attention. They are significantly different from the helmets previously used by pilots of J-10 and J-20 fighters.

The network suggests that it could be a new generation of Chinese helmets. These are helmets with a projection multimedia system that have a wide range of functions, but are much cheaper than, for example, the helmets of American F-35 pilots. Recall that the initial cost of American multimedia helmets was an incredible 750 thousand dollars. Then the price dropped to 400 thousand, but a number of shortcomings were also identified, including problems with the displacement of the central axis, leading to disorientation of the pilot.


The new helmets of the PLA Air Force pilots are equipped with a set of highly sensitive sensors that take into account the position of the pilot's head, its tilts and turns at certain angles to provide a more accurate video image of the space, allowing the pilot to make timely decisions and exchange data with the "ground" and other means aviation.

No details about the helmet have been announced on Chinese television at the moment. This suggests that while there is a trial operation of these multimedia helmets in the Chinese Air Force.



Photos used:
footage from the release of TC CCTV-7
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  1. Pilot
    Pilot 11 November 2020 10: 11 New
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    And we have! - and we have!? what - and we have? recourse - and we have.. repeat
    1. the Saint
      the Saint 12 November 2020 14: 11 New
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      Quote: Pilot
      And we have! - and we have!? - and we have? - and we have..

      The delivery of 40 police helmets to the Ministry of the Interior has led to a fraud and negligence criminal case. The damage to the treasury is estimated at almost 50 million rubles.

      The Investigative Committee found out that the representatives of the Scientific and Production Association of Spetsmaterialy used the confidence of the State Institution "Special Technique and Communications" subordinate to the Ministry. They showed a prototype of the helmet and called the product their own design. The NGOs even drew up the relevant technical documentation.

      After successfully passing the tests, about 40 thousand helmets were purchased. Forensic experts from the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs later established that, contrary to the terms of government contracts, the company supplied cheap products from China instead of the Russian Kolpak-1 helmets.
  2. aszzz888
    aszzz888 11 November 2020 10: 15 New
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    Then the price dropped to 400 thousand, but a number of shortcomings were also identified, including problems with the displacement of the central axis, leading to disorientation of the pilot.
    And also a bunch of shortcomings including, and the green glow that interferes with the pilot, etc., etc., etc.
  3. bober1982
    bober1982 11 November 2020 10: 47 New
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    A very bulky helmet, it can tear off its head during ejection.
    1. Pete mitchell
      Pete mitchell 11 November 2020 11: 32 New
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      If I'm not mistaken, then boeing introduced the concept of a big picture cockpit in some kind of '88. Even then, they said that the head with the helmet would have to be additionally fixed during ejection: they managed to shift the center of gravity of the helmet forward relative to the center of the head, and even on the shoulder of 2,5 cm, not every neck could withstand. Fixing the helmet turned out to be a big problem too, but more than three decades have passed ...
      1. bober1982
        bober1982 11 November 2020 11: 45 New
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        If, during ejection, the light filter does not automatically go down, for example - a refusal, then the pilot may have problems with his head, literally - the head may separate from the body. The helmet is very awkward.
  4. bars1
    bars1 11 November 2020 16: 35 New
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    Quote: Pilot
    And we have! - and we have!? - and we have? - and we have..

    For the Su-57, a helmet with helmet-mounted indication is being developed, there is a photo on the network.
  5. Ilya_Nsk
    Ilya_Nsk 12 November 2020 08: 23 New
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    but what about accommodation? Or will the pilot just look at the display? There should be no problems with bailout, because there are no special problems to close the glass automatically and fix the helmet to the headrest.