Lockheed Martin Designs Futuristic F-35 Pilot Helmet

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Specialists from Lockheed Martin are finalizing the development of a futuristic helmet that F-35 Lighting II fighter pilots will use, and it will be the “most interesting part of the aircraft,” reports "Military parity" with reference to tweaktown.com.

Lockheed Martin Designs Futuristic F-35 Pilot Helmet


The cost of one helmet is about 400 thousand US dollars. With it, the pilot will be able to see through the plane, for example, the bottom will not be the floor of the plane, but the land or sea surface, and from behind you can see the sky or the enemy's car.

All this is provided by six cameras, which are built into the fighter trim. They transmit the image to the helmet.

“When the helmet is properly tuned, you seem to be in a different world, and you look at the world through the eyes of a jet fighter,” test pilot Al Norman noted.

To date, the developers have been able to solve most of the problems, including the effects of aircraft vibration, video delay from the cameras, as well as insufficient resolution of night vision. At the moment they are working on the exchange of data between the pilots of four cars.

“We will make some more software tweaks to“ glue images ”. Testing is an ongoing process, and if you have problems, we will try to fix them so that you can look to the future, ”said Norman.
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  1. Favorite
    +4
    April 7 2015
    Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?
    1. +9
      April 7 2015

      We will also need for the T-50


      1. -4
        April 7 2015
        For the T-50 it’s not necessary at all, we won’t drape), but the iron has the necessary option)
        1. +2
          April 7 2015
          Quote: Alex_Rarog
          For the T-50 it’s not necessary at all, we won’t drape), but the iron has the necessary option)



          Smiled

          1. 0
            April 7 2015
            Well damn you brother alone) the rest even I look did not appreciate the humor.
      2. 0
        April 7 2015
        Quote: bulvas
        We will also need for the T-50

        There is a similar type of helmet, with an active visor. Target design helmet-mounted, the same weapon control.
      3. 0
        April 7 2015
        only I'm not quite sure that a helmet is the right decision. Maybe it would be more correct to implement this concept with the help of screens, abandoning glazing at all?
        From problems with the resolution and gluing of the image would be gone for sure.
        1. +1
          April 7 2015
          I will assume that the pilot is superfluous here, everything goes to the sixth generation without a pilot ....
      4. -3
        April 7 2015
        actually already done for t50)) and how long!
        Also for new helicopters there are the same ones)
      5. 0
        April 7 2015
        Quote: bulvas
        We will also need for the T-50

        We have our own, even more futuristic.
    2. +3
      April 7 2015
      Quote: Favorite
      Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?

      Well, f-35 has worked out the technology. It will be possible to implement in other aircraft.
      1. +1
        April 7 2015
        A good toy, but the habit of it can greatly detach from reality. As if over time, the tower was not demolished by the pilots. And about the dough cut I’m generally silent
        1. -2
          April 7 2015
          Quote from comprochikos
          As if over time, the tower was not demolished by the pilots.

          In the meantime, it is demolishing towers from resource visitors and ordinary people. Which are hammered into their heads with all sorts of "innovations" and screwed-ups from Zask manufacturers of devices.
          Quote: Engineer
          Here is a futuristic for the F-35

          Futuristic nowhere.
        2. 0
          April 7 2015
          They used to shout that the overview of this helmet is all 360 degrees. I can’t understand how to give this to the pilot, so that he doesn’t confuse what’s where ... Until the pilots try out real flights, they don’t believe in efficiency ...
      2. -5
        April 7 2015
        Expensive and stupid! Obviously cynical "budget development" is taking place. bully
        They would also proclaim the optional installation of a very necessary megabus woofer for 30 kilobaxes in each F-35 for third countries laughing
    3. 0
      April 7 2015
      Quote: Favorite
      Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?

      And who said that this is for battle so for the comfort and fun of the pilot so as not to get bored!
    4. +4
      April 7 2015
      to see a plane catching a rocket laughing
    5. 0
      April 7 2015
      F-35 is designed to master the loot and their helmet too.
    6. +2
      April 7 2015
      Quote: Favorite
      Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?

      Look at the amount: "The cost of one helmet is about 400 thousand US dollars."
      Thick-bodied soums in the states once again decided to grow loot. Even their vassals will certainly roll.
      1. Hon
        0
        April 7 2015
        if it really increases combat capabilities, then the price doesn't really matter. our tank "Armata" claims the highest price tag among tanks, but it's worth it
      2. 0
        April 7 2015
        The most cost-effective structure, for many decades has been and remains pentagon...
    7. +1
      April 7 2015
      Quote: Favorite
      Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?

      the loot is over, now a dozen lyamy deduce
      1. +1
        April 7 2015
        so you can look to the future

        those. tomorrow Well, well, somewhere we already heard it ....
        It looks like Vitalka had a demo version of them.
    8. 101101
      0
      April 7 2015
      Binoculars still need to be built in. Automation is one thing and he looked around himself and bam shot down an enemy plane
    9. +1
      April 7 2015
      admittedly, although this is a cut in budget funds, the Americans have nevertheless had results. Our just sawing, without result, take at least the East
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    11. 0
      April 7 2015
      Cool helmet at the price of Lamborghini =)))
    12. +1
      April 7 2015
      Quote: Favorite
      Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?

      Not intended, this does not mean that it can’t.
      Although the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is primarily a strike aircraft, the vehicle has the potential for maneuvering performance as an air combat fighter comparable to the F-16, aviationweek.com reported on April 2.
      Tests on the Nellis base of an AF-2 aircraft (one of nine of the 412th US Air Force test wing based on Edwards - six F-35A, two F-35B and one F-35C) showed that the aircraft is capable of Perform maneuvers with overload + 9 and -3g.
      In 2012, the aircraft reached the angle of attack of 50 grad, and was also tested in maneuvering modes without suspensions and with open wings of the weapons compartment. Ultimately, the aircraft showed the possibility of reaching the angle of attack of 110 deg, yaw rate of up to 60 deg / sec without glider vibration.
      The aircraft is capable of reaching a level flight altitude of 15200 m, a speed of 1,6 M (700 knots) and maneuvering with internal armament with 9-fold overloads. Some Russian experts believe that the announced rates of change in the angular position and angles of attack approximately correspond to those of the Su-27 when performing the Cobra maneuver.
      It is likely that in terms of maneuverability at low speeds, he will be able to perform the same set of figures as the Su-27, MiG-29 with engines equipped with a controlled thrust vector.
    13. +1
      April 7 2015
      Quote: Favorite
      Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?


      It is intended that, instead of super-maneuverability, the bet is precisely on the ability of the pilot to target missiles foreshortening start (including from another plane) head turn in any direction, instead of reorienting in the space of the entire aircraft (it’s not very soon that something will be created super-maneuvering turning the head around the neck)
      As well as the integration of aircraft into a single combat mechanism.
      And taking into account the quantity that has been planned for production - the planned quantitative advantage in any fight, completes the doctrine.

      This is a kind of aerial piranha, for example a barracuda is faster stronger and more agile - but it has little chance against a flock of piranhas.
      You can dodge a throw with bricks, but not a handful of rubble.

      And the news on this helmet is long outdated, it is not clear from which Mesozoic they dug it.
      The technology has been ready for a long time and it’s been not the first year in the service of the existing Air Force, a contract has been signed between Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems for the production of a helmet model for the F-35 and production has already begun.

      Helmet in the operation of regular BBC.


      Helmet in operation on the F-35
      1. +2
        April 7 2015
        Quote: And Us Rat
        And the news on this helmet is long outdated, it is not clear from which Mesozoic they dug it.
        The technology has been ready for a long time and it’s not the first year in the service of the existing Air Force, everything has been decided long ago and a contract has been signed between Lockheed Martin and Elbit Systems for the production of helmets for the F-35

        A little, I will add.
        Just recently, the first major contract for helmets was recently concluded (apparently they completed everything).
        Well, as usual, the newsgroups came up with the news that sensation lovers joyfully smashed, and now suddenly the gaps began to cost either 700.000 or 400.000 - although it should be noted that the price reduction for the month is not very bad.
        I wonder how much a new generation helmet should cost (so as not to shout about high cost), if the "old" one without night vision cost $ 257 and this was in 000 (the dollar was a little different) ??? Can anyone tell me?
        PS The rhetorical question of why, as soon as I start dripping about another sensation about the F-35, it turns out that it contains the truth of 10% percent
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  3. +2
    April 7 2015
    As if the pilot from such a helmet would not fly away!
  4. +1
    April 7 2015
    We still have to learn and learn from the amerikosov how "beautiful" loot to master
    1. Hon
      0
      April 7 2015
      "Vostochny" showed that we have no equal in this matter
  5. +4
    April 7 2015
    Well done, what’s there, a cool thing. Only expensive ...
    1. +3
      April 7 2015
      Quote: kit-kat
      Well done, what’s so, a cool thing.

      This is the very cool thing that is made individually for the pilot, hence the price. You won't be able to transfer a helmet to another, as many pilots - as many helmets. Song, Feast of the Soul of the Maker! Now calculate the money that will be required for the entire period of operation of the aircraft (25-30 years) to ensure the equipment of the pilots. It is unlikely that a single pilot will be assigned to each aircraft "for life", this does not happen.
      1. +1
        April 7 2015
        Your comment does not refute the fact that the thing is really good. I don’t understand why the helmet is unique for each pilot? Perhaps the frame itself and the glass mask. And the system for processing and displaying information is quite universal.
      2. Hon
        0
        April 7 2015
        and the Americans that there is a shortage of money? can afford it. in addition, now the pilot alone is more expensive than an airplane.
    2. +1
      April 7 2015
      And in a flash I remembered that they would make shells individually for each pilot - it could not be transferred.
  6. +1
    April 7 2015
    Well, just like small children! Do not play enough! Will there be any sense in all these gadgets? Probably not!fool
    1. Hon
      0
      April 7 2015
      why?
      1. 0
        April 7 2015
        Quote: Hon
        why?

        Yes, because in the light of the developing systems of electronic warfare, Radioelectronics, and so on, in any case, everything will come to a "dog dump" (close combat). No one will really publish something that, for example, was shoved into the same SU-35 or MIG-30 (I'm generally silent about the PAK FA ... there is even a secret inspection of this fighter from some angles). And in close combat, you need not a helmet for 400-700 thousand, but maneuverability and speed. And this wunderwafe has neither one nor the other.
        And about Lightning itself ... so the technology has not yet grown enough to make three classes of cars from one pipelist. It’s a useless fighter, the bomber is also so-so (even the bombs do not work under it as it should), and the attack aircraft from it is so-so. .. as a result, we see that this pipelats is expensive, partly technologically advanced, but there is a big suspicion that it is not very adapted to real hostilities. Moreover, this project has been sawing for 15 years and there is no end to it: the problem is the problem. hi
  7. +8
    April 7 2015
    When the helmet is set up correctly, it’s as if you are in a different world and look at the world through the eyes of a fighter jet ”
    Can’t you publish the formula of the respiratory mixture? laughing
    1. bif
      +1
      April 7 2015
      There, a special tablet is attached to the helmet, for connecting to the virtual world on the basis of psychotropic substances ... It is not surprising if there is already Viagra in the pilot's medicine cabinet (such as enteric nitrate)
    2. 0
      April 7 2015
      Quote: old pioneer
      Can’t you publish the formula of the respiratory mixture?

      I don’t understand ... do they need pilots for these F-35s or "junkies"?wassat
  8. +5
    April 7 2015
    And then the installation of electronic warfare and everything ... ku ku 400 casari
    1. +3
      April 7 2015
      I imagined it right now - the cameras will go out, and he will hammer and shaitan the TV with his fist on his helmet, how much does the light cost laughing
    2. Hon
      0
      April 7 2015
      Well, if the electronic warfare works, then the whole plane can be covered. on the other hand, there is protection against electronic warfare, and the Americans themselves also use electronic warfare.
  9. +1
    April 7 2015
    Information with a very long beard!
  10. 0
    April 7 2015
    "... will be" the most interesting part of the plane. "How cute ... !!! laughing laughing laughing
    1. 0
      April 7 2015
      Yes, the pilot is now not the most necessary part of the aircraft? And now the winners of computer games will control the plane, they do not even need to be taught. They don’t care whose eyes they look at the screen, this time they will look through the eyes of a fighter. lol
      1. 0
        April 7 2015
        And there’s nothing futuristic, here are the Britons a couple of years ago due to the lack of pilots on the Apache a set of gamers was announced
      2. Hon
        0
        April 7 2015
        just for the pilot and created to expand its capabilities
        1. 0
          April 7 2015
          In general, I see the future for drones. Man became only a burden for the aircraft, being unable to withstand some of the overload. And it’s too life-threatening - an air battle. It is much better to control remotely from a heavily fortified bunker.
  11. 0
    April 7 2015
    Cool, they still haven’t really taught him how to fly, but they’re doing a super-duper child prodigy. request Pros for cutting dough. laughing
  12. 0
    April 7 2015
    I imagine)))) the pilot accidentally cracked a helmet with a piece of iron, because the helmet / helmet is designed to protect the head, and the repair bill came to him - 231.480.00. After several such cases, pilots began to acquire the American analogue of CASCO / CTP.
  13. +5
    April 7 2015
    Here is a futuristic for the F-35
    1. +1
      April 7 2015
      No, well, there are no horns. Not serious. feel The ancient Vikings had beautiful helmets with horns.
      1. 0
        April 7 2015
        left stump, right crap - not a deer !!! laughing
      2. msm
        msm
        +1
        April 7 2015
        The horns were cut during the shooting ...
    2. +2
      April 7 2015
      And here is the helmet for PAK FA:
  14. 0
    April 7 2015
    Vesgo 400tysch? Somehow not cheap American laughing
  15. +4
    April 7 2015
    you can talk about cutting dough as much as you like, but it’s worth recognizing that America is certainly the locomotive for innovation in the aviation industry. On the same t-50 there is nothing that would not be on the Raptor or f-35 and we follow a beaten path, both in the creation of exterminators and with PAK-DA .. and there are really innovations, and not the beautiful words of Medvedev and Chubais.
    1. 0
      April 7 2015
      And what does it mean to cut the dough, but if such a cut was bylby in Russia, then 90% here would jump for joy from those innovations that are so politely called "cut". Even if you look at the F-35 has not yet entered the series and there are already more aircraft than Russia has produced all the new aircraft combined, this is how it was cut.
      We need to pray to God that we have such politicians and officials as in the USA, who are primarily concerned with the interests of the USA and only then the interests of another world.
      1. 101101
        0
        April 7 2015
        Quote: Atrix
        We need to pray to God that we have such politicians and officials as in the USA, who are primarily concerned with the interests of the USA and only then the interests of another world.

        So, after all, 17 trillion of debt will sooner or later say their word In this situation, we would have had enough for everything and then how?
        1. 0
          April 7 2015
          Quote: 101101
          So, after all, 17 trillion of debt will sooner or later say their word In this situation, we would have had enough for everything and then how?

          Everyone says 17 of trillions of debt, but have you personally looked at the structure of this debt? Debts to other countries and financial institutions are about 5.5 trillions, the rest is debt to the Fed and other domestic funds. And what is 17 of trillions of debt, for Russia it would be a huge debt in relation to its GDP, and for America it is 102% of GDP. There are countries where the debts for 200% are over the top and they have long been living with such a debt, and many are even better than in Russia.
    2. +1
      April 7 2015
      "On the same T-50, there is nothing that would not be on the Raptor," the nonsense of an amateur, although I don’t think you understand at all what your "nothing like" means.
  16. 0
    April 7 2015
    Still, add a review of the rear hemisphere, well, so as not to turn around. True, then the pilot’s brains will boil, but for good money they will succeed.
    1. 0
      April 7 2015
      Quote: teron
      True, then the pilot’s brains will boil,

      his third eye will open and enlightenment will come))))
  17. 0
    April 7 2015
    Quote: tomket
    Quote: teron
    True, then the pilot’s brains will boil,

    his third eye will open and enlightenment will come))))

    If only I did not look at the world through the eyes of Homer Simpson)))
  18. 0
    April 7 2015
    Whatever the child would have fun
  19. kelevra
    0
    April 7 2015
    Dumb Americans, they have already invested $ 1 trillion in the plane and he still can’t really fly, and they are still developing a helmet!
  20. 0
    April 7 2015
    What are they SUCH SMOKING there ?? all the rushing news
  21. +1
    April 7 2015
    Boo ha ha! If this helmet works, then it will be possible sitting in the hangar to look around and enjoy the hole in the place of the engines:

    Since even crazy rollbacks can no longer smooth out the sensations of a wet brown puddle under the ass of the developers of this miracle, the program faces an illusory cover opportunity. For the price (for January 2012) of the F-35A planned to order is $ 181 million, the F-35B is $ 254 million, and the F-35C is $ 279 million. Northrop flashed with a special sense of humor, with the goal of bringing the cost of the aircraft to the estimated 75 million. signed a contract for the supply of an aircraft without engines (!), putting them as a separate contract.


    Cut !!! How much in this sound for Lockheed Martin merged!
    1. +1
      April 7 2015
      Quote: flSergius
      Boo ha ha!

      Northrop generally anneals. Especially when you consider that Northrop do not make the engine ... As a matter of fact, the F-35, only OLS and radar.
      Quote: Nitarius
      Dumb Americans, they have already invested $ 1 trillion in the plane and he still can’t really fly, and they are still developing a helmet!

      Hmm ... Let's talk about the "stupid" in more detail ... and who is all the same "stupid"
      This trillion rubles will be spent by 2050+ this is the sum of all costs of the program for 50 years.
      This includes both R&D and the production and service of the F-35 ...

      PSNot really where does so much nonsense come from? But I must say that it’s funny.
      Although they would write that 500 million apiece is valuable, the F-35 figure is beautiful. These figures still have the same relationship to reality.
  22. +1
    April 7 2015
    Quote: SibRUS
    No, well, there are no horns. Not serious. feel The ancient Vikings had beautiful helmets with horns.

    The ancient Vikings, unfortunately, did not have helmets with horns, contrary to the worldwide myth. Horns on a helmet in battle are an inconvenient and potentially deadly "device" for the wearer of such a helmet.
    Just continental Europe in its fear of the pagan Vikings painted them with horns, like devils. Just as they are now lying in Ukraine.
    According to legend, the god Odin had a helmet with wings, and the rest had horns painted on. And it was fixed. It's about lies and propaganda))) by the way.

    Regarding the article, one would like to say in Klitschko's words: not only everyone can look into the future ... few can do this ...)) and Lockheed Martin will try to fix it))
  23. 0
    April 7 2015
    Anyway, not that - if there was a helmet with wings and an engine and missiles, so that the pilot of the freest country in the world could manage to continue the fight with the T-50, or SU-35, which had shot him down ...
  24. 0
    April 7 2015
    The task for our designers: to provide an image of missiles attacking from all sides with a regularity of 1-2 minutes. laughing
  25. +2
    April 7 2015
    fool It remains to create futuristic diapers ...
  26. 0
    April 7 2015
    http://topwar.ru/69957-letnyy-shlem-pilota-f-35-po-cene-elitnogo-osobnyaka.html#

    comment-id-4155523
    There was an article here; the price for Australians was 770.000 bakery.
    And the discussion is not bad - there are a lot of minuses in this insanely expensive device.
  27. +1
    April 7 2015
    Americans are following the path of creating real machines of the future. Electronic warfare is not the god of all electronics, they also know how to defend themselves from it. But pilots will obviously appreciate this. The view is enlarged, and the picture from the cameras can, if necessary, be zoomed in. For navigation and orientation. (in battle and in "civilian".) Such a system is ideal.
  28. 0
    April 7 2015
    To all your bastards, you, America, Russia will answer simply and tastefully. While your pilots are flying in another world, ours will cope with the tasks here.
  29. 0
    April 7 2015
    This is the one that the States of the Australians have divorced, having steamed in full, and ruined by a tidy sum? ..
  30. 0
    April 7 2015
    Quote: Favorite
    Why is it needed if the f-35 "is not designed for close, maneuverable combat"?

    so that the pilot sees his approaching death by means of a rocket
  31. 0
    April 7 2015
    Considering the cost of a helmet for the F-35 and the fact that it is made individually for the pilot. And not frail such a "trough" comes out. The plane is not flying yet, and Australia, for example, has already purchased helmets. Great business.
  32. 0
    April 7 2015
    Well, how so how so ???? sad . After all, recently there was 700.000 for a helmet crying Now 400.000 is interesting, but how much journalism will they write through ....? Although there is a catch in that JHMCS II helmets cost about $ 250.000 and it will soon become clear that the value of the helmet is more than adequate? . About the personality of each helmet. This is again the norm for all avishlemov so, and more precisely, the helmets have a lining inside which is made for a specific pilot. In general, expensive motorcycle helmets also have the same thing, but what I have there are roller skating skates that were made of carbon fiber under my foot.
  33. 0
    April 7 2015
    it was about this helmet already .... vparivayut for dear to their allies ...
  34. 0
    April 7 2015
    I wonder how it will work in electronic warfare conditions.
  35. 0
    April 7 2015
    I thought the most important part of the fighter is the pilot !? Amers need a pilot to wear a helmet!

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