A head-up display or HUD, as it's widely known, is a see-through display that sits directly in a pilot's line of sight, significantly increasing their situational awareness. The system presents real-time, critical flight information overlaid onto a view of the outside world, allowing pilots to digest vital data with a 'head-up, eyes-out' approach.
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.