BAE Systems & Fotoniks Develop Head-Up Display Technologies

Date: Issue 62 - June 2015

BAE Systems and Turkish Technology CompanyFotoniks have announced an agreement to collaborate on the development and in-region delivery of aircraft display systems at IDEF’ 15. As part of the agreement, Fotoniks will work to integrate BAE Systems’ LiteHUD Head-Up Display (HUD) into the HUD system for the “Hürkuş” New Generation Basic Trainer Aircraft. The two companies will further develop the HUD system at the Fotoniks facility in Ankara, Turkey, for the local and regional market.

“In today’s defence and aerospace environment, having the ability to work with an established in-country or in-region company is essential not only for us but for the end user, especially when it comes to repair and sustainment,” said Jim Garceau, Deputy General Manager of Communications and Control Solutions at BAE Systems. “Working together with Fotoniks, we have the opportunity to bring the HUD system to full-scale production and sell it as an indigenous capability to allied forces across the region.”