Elbit Launches SKYLENS

Elbit Systems announced today the launch of the SKYLENS wearable head-up display for Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) applications.

Packed in a lightweight, easy-to-install device, similar to a pair of sunglasses, SKYLENS is a revolutionary approach to meet the challenges of today’s aviators. Suitable for day and night operations and for all weather conditions, the system provides head-up information while minimizing the dependency on airport instrumentation. Equipped with SKYLENS, aircraft are capable of take-off and landing in low visibility conditions and in locations that non EVS-equipped aircraft could not access previously.

SKYLENS, a part of the Clearvision™ Enhanced Flight Vision System (EFVS) family, displays high-resolution symbology and video on a transparent visor, providing pilots with cutting edge head out capabilities

Designed and built for use by commercial aviation anywhere in the world, the system provides a unique solution for retrofitting existing platforms, small cockpit airplanes and helicopters. The new system, which is in advanced processes of airworthiness certification, is expected to enter into service by end of 2016.

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Source: Elbit Systems Ltd.
Date: May 7, 2014