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Scientists Develop Terminator-Style Helmets for Fighter Pilots

New helmets for F-35 joint Strike FighterImage Updated

Futuristic new helmets will enable fighter jet pilots to see through their own aircraft, the Ministry of Defence said today. The head gear is being developed for the hi-tech F-35 Joint Strike Fighter by MoD scientists.

An MoD spokesman said: "Unlike other jet aircraft the JSF does not have a traditional head-up display. Instead the computerised symbology will be displayed directly on to the pilot's visors, providing the pilot with cues for flying, navigating and fighting the aircraft.

"It even will superimpose infra-red imagery on to the visor to allow the pilot to look through the cockpit floor at night and see the world below - like something out of Terminator.

The head gear is currently at a prototype stage.

Source: Gazette & Herald
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