The new pilot helmet of the Su-57 will give an advantage in the aerial combat

MOSCOW, (BM) – The new helmet, designed for the fifth-generation Russian fighter Su-57, gives the pilot an advantage in aerial combat. He will be able to expand his field of view thanks to a helmet-mounted display system, learned citing Russian sources from the military and defense industry.

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The display system is integrated into the pilot’s helmet and displays an image of any complexity on the helmet visor, Zvezda reports citing Anatoly Shukalov, first deputy general director of OKB Elektroavtomatika.

Due to the transparent screen, the pilot can observe both the external environment and the information received. This system allows him to control flight and aiming without looking at the indicators in the cockpit.

Anatoly Shukalov added that the design bureau also created a wide-angle collimator aviation indicator or sight. It is used to ensure flight safety and piloting aircraft. And the electronic frame-combining system makes video recording of the cockpit situation without distortion by a flashlight.

The helmet for the pilots of the Su-57 fighter was first presented at the International Aviation and Space Salon MAKS-2015. Then his tests were completed.

Pilot helmet of the F-35 fighter jet

Fighter F-35 – the most expensive project in the history of the Pentagon. $ 300 billion was spent on developing a new generation aircraft. The time has come to return the investment.

According several US sources the F-35 pilot helmet cost up to $ 600 thousand apiece.

It is said that these helmets, as if taken from Tony Stark’s arsenal, are the most technically advanced head-mounted display that engineers have ever created.

Stuffed with electronics and sensors, with a carbon fiber body and night vision device, the 2.25 kg helmet transmits real-time contextual information about the surrounding area. Turning his head, the pilot can even look “through” the skin of the aircraft. The helmet receives information from six electro-optical sensors of the Distributed Aperture System [DAS] mounted on the fighter skin.

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Fitting a helmet to an individual user takes four hours [two-day procedure, divided into two hours]. It is necessary that the augmented reality display [visor] is located exactly 2 millimeters from the center of the pupil. The fighter will not function if the helmet is defective, all systems are closely integrated and do not work in isolation. No spare parts. Each pilot is given exactly one copy.


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