The system is the first to provide digital night vision and display technology that increases flight safety and mission effectiveness for the warfighter. EVA is a digital day and night vision solution that will integrate a helmet-mounted binocular display to provide wider, higher-resolution imagery and improved night vision performance at very-low-light-levels. In addition, the design will minimize head-borne weight to reduce pilot fatigue while increasing comfort and safety.
Dave Schreck, Vice President and General Manager for Military Avionics and Helicopter at Collins Aerospace, said: “Digital night vision is a big step forward in providing enhanced situational awareness to the warfighter, and is a foundation we'll continually build on to ensure mission success. Collins Aerospace is proud to deliver the capability provided by EVA as it will be a significant force multiplier for rotary-wing and tiltrotor aircrews.”
Work on the new developmental contract is taking place at Collins Aerospace facilities in Iowa, California and Massachusetts and will be completed by March 2023.