LiteHUD® delivers the best combination of size, weight and performance of any head-up display solution in the world

LiteHUD®  Head-Up Display

Our LiteHUD® is a cutting edge digital head-up see-through display (HUD) designed to fit into almost any cockpit, including modern aircraft with large area displays where conventional HUDs could not fit.
BAE Systems' LiteHUD is an ultra-compact HUD offering major SWAP-C benefits plus the latest digital display technology, patented waveguide optics, easy modular integration, and 35X the reliability of analog HUDs.

Minimization of size and weight in modern aircraft design has had many benefits. Unfortunately, it has also reduced opportunities to give pilots the line-of-site benefits of the latest see-through, Head-Up Display (HUD) systems. LiteHUD from BAE Systems changes that.

Due to its small form factor design, LiteHUD can be integrated into almost any cockpit, from turboprop trainers to the fighters of tomorrow. In fact, this low-profile HUD is even compatible with next-generation cockpits that also feature a large area display. That combination is typically not possible with a conventionally-sized HUD.

To date, LiteHUD has been selected for the Hurkus-B trainer, Scorpion jet and the BAE Systems Advanced Hawk, along with a selection of other undisclosed platforms.

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LiteHUD has a highly reliable, hi-res digital display that's visible in all flight conditions, with no loss of brightness over its lifetime.

LiteHUD has a highly reliable, hi-res digital display that's visible in all flight conditions, with no loss of brightness over its lifetime.

Benefits of the LiteHUD include:

  • 60 percent smaller by volume and up to 50 percent lighter than a conventional head-up display (HUD), enabled by patented optical waveguide technology
  • Integrates easily into both existing and future cockpits, and is compatible with cockpits featuring a large area display (LAD)
  • Incorporates significantly larger eye motion box than a conventional HUD, increasing pilot comfort
  • High-resolution navigation and sensor imagery displayed under all flight conditions
  • High brightness, that remains stable over the life of the equipment
  • Seamless operation with night vision goggles
  • All-digital display provides up to a 35X increase in reliability and significantly reduced cost over product lifetime 


Capabilities & benefits

Our legacy of HUD leadership

BAE Systems has been a leader in HUD vision, development, and production for more than 60 years – a position gained through continuous investment in technology and innovation. We have produced more than 15,000 head-up displays, which have been in service on more than 50 different aircraft types in more than 50 countries around the world. This includes some of the most advanced and demanding military aircraft worldwide, such as the Eurofighter Typhoon, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-22 Raptor, and more.

Learn more. Download the LiteHUD Display datasheet or Head-Up Displays brochure. Or contact our Electronic Systems business representative to arrange a meeting.


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