eMagin to help the US Army to retrofit high brightness OLED microdisplays in helicopter helmets

OLED microdisplay maker eMagin announced that the US Army will use its new high-brightness OLED microdisplays in its major helicopter helmet upgrade program. The program will retrofit high brightness, monochrome green microdisplays into the current fielded helmet. This new project also includes funding for engineering of production tooling as eMagin will be responsible for a higher-level display, taper, and lens assembly.

An eMagin OLED microdisplay

eMagin expects full production to commence in 2018 (following ground and flight testing) and continue for several years to complete retrofits for over 1000 airframes.

Posted: Apr 13,2017 by Ron Mertens