F/A18 A/B HUD Camera

The F/A-18A/B, Head Up Display (HUD) camera is a new configuration operating on the Lot XII and lower series F-18s.

Key Features

  • The input connector to the camera utilizes the same connector type and pin assignment as the legacy camera.
  • The body of the camera is the same size and utilizes the same mechanical
  • mounting provisions as used on the legacy camera.
  • The GO indicator lamp is Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible.
  • The camera looks into the HUD-combining glasses and accurately records HUD symbology and outside world thus permitting accurate recording of “what the pilot saw.”
  • The camera was used by the US Navy and the following enhanced features were noted:

    Better colour image quality and higher resolution

    Extended FOV allows for recording of all azimuth heading numerics and complete roll angle information in navigation mode.

    Intended low-light level coverage including night recording

    Two built-In test (BIT) features

F/A18 C/D/E/F & EA-18G “Growler” HUD Camera - Photo-Sonics

The F/A-18C/D/E/F and E/A-18G, Head Up Display (HUD) camera is a new configuration operating on Lot XII and higher series F/A-18s..   

Key Features

  • The input connector to the camera utilizes the same connector type and the same pin function as the legacy camera
  • The body of the camera is the same size and utilizes the same mechanical mounting provisions used on the legacy camera.
  • The GO indicator lamp is Night Vision Goggle (NVG) compatible. The camera looks into the HUD-combining glasses and accurately records the HUD symbology and outside world, permitting accurate recording of “what the pilot saw.”
  • The new camera has been flown by the US Navy and the following enhanced features were noted:

    Better colour and higher resolution.

    FOV extended coverage including recording of all the azimuth heading numerics and the complete roll angle information in the Navigation mode

    Intended low-light level coverage including night recording

    Two Built-In Test (BIT) features.

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F18 Hud Inset

F18 Hud Camera

F18 HUD Camera Installation

 

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