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Responding to an operational requirement for Frontline Tornados

Tornado GR4, in flight
BAE Systems is responding to an urgent operational requirement to equip the UK Tornado fleet with a Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS).

Work starts immediately on the £8m contract to integrate the system on to the aircraft.

Tornado crews in-theatre currently provide close air support, tactical reconnaissance and convoy support to land forces.  The Helmet Mounted Cueing System will project visual targeting symbols on to the visor of the pilot’s helmet, in front of one eye.

Martin Taylor, BAE Systems’ Combat Air Support Director says: “BAE Systems is proud to be awarded the contract to integrate the system, which had already been developed and deployed on the Harrier GR9 aircraft.  BAE Systems recognises its responsibility to support the men and women of our armed forces with the best possible equipment particularly when they are operating in-theatre.”

The award of the contract further demonstrates the systems integration capabilities of the BAE Systems’ Tornado team.  These skills are essential to enable the continued support and delivery of urgent operational requirements for the UK Tornado fleet.

Ref No: 067/2011
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