Boeing has picked Rockwell Collins to provide the head-mounted
display subsystems (HMDs) for the Remote Aerial Refueling Operator
II (RARO II) for the Global Aerial Tanker/Transport Aircraft (GTTA)
The work will be
performed by Kaiser Electro-Optics, Inc. (KEO), which itself is a
Rockwell Collins company. The customized HMDs will be based on the
KEO ProView(tm) HMD product line that is currently in use
throughout the world in industrial, medical, virtual reality,
training and military applications.
KEO will be responsible for the development, production and
integration of the new HMDs into the KC-767A tankers, which have
already been chosen by the Italian Air Force and the Japan Air Self
Defense Force for their tanker missions.
"This is a ground breaking program," said KEO Director Jerry
Carollo. "For the first time, HMDs will be used to assist refueling
operators with the successful completion of their missions. This
paves the way for high performance, full color, stereo HMDs of this
type to augment or replace displays used by mission operators for a
variety of applications."