The pilots of military fighter jets while flying a lot of pressure, and thus must always be mindful. To them it was more comfortable to fly a plane, without losing sight of enemies, military engineers develop high-tech helmets. The best of them at the moment is the Striker II HMD — besides the fact that it is lightweight and does not strain the neck of the pilot, the built-in electronics allows him to see enemies through the body of the aircraft. How they see the world the pilots through this helmet, shown in the video from the British company BAE Systems.
New helmet based on the helmet Striker HMD, which for several years used by fighter pilots under the title Eurofighter Typhoon and Saab JAS 39 Gripen. With a built-in helmet display, the pilots can see the information about the inclination of a fighter, and know where at the moment is the enemy.
The best helmet for pilots
Striker II HMD helmet equipped with a night vision systemsimilar to those used in the scopes of the rifles and any other military equipment. Thanks to her, the pilot can fight even in the dark he will see everything in green, but always be aware of what the enemy is doing. The technology works due to the fact that each object always reflects the invisible to the human eye light special devices multiply it, making objects visible.
The most intriguing possibility of the helmet from the British developers, of course, is the vision through the body of the aircraft. Technology, in fact, not so surprising as it may seem. The fact that in the case of modern aircraft have multiple cameras, which capture everything going on around them. The effect of the “transparent plane” created by broadcast video from these cameras on the screen before the eyes of the pilot.
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Apparently, the technology is very similar to virtual reality. The helmet integrated a variety of sensors that monitor the position of the head of the pilot. So he can look down, or look around — so he will see what is happening around him.
Aviation Striker II HMD helmet
Also the helmet is equipped with surround sound and noise reduction system. Thanks to them, the pilot can clearly hear commands from the ground and messages from other pilots. However, he could hear sounds indicating danger — if the back of the aircraft the explosion occurred, he clearly hears it and will know approximately where it happened.
The most comfortable helmet
Inside each helmet will be made separately under the head of each pilot. So they will be less tired, and therefore to continue the fight much longer and with greater care.
However, in the near future, these helmets can become useless. The fact that the Boeing company has begun development of a fighter who will fight on their own, without the assistance of a pilot. Its first flight will be carried out in 2020.