Plane Maker Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has signed an agreement with Elbit Systems Electro Optics Elop Ltd., Israel for the supply of Elbit Digital Overhead Head Up Display Systems (DOHS) during the recently concluded Aero India-2021. The Digital Overhead HUDs will be initially manufactured in existing facilities of HAL’s Division at Korwa. A dedicated facility will be augmented progressively in proportion of manufacturing volume.
HAL and Elbit Systems have envisaged a mutual co-operation to upgrade its technological base and acquire high end technology on Digital Overhead HUD System which is primarily used in transport aircraft worldwide. The Digital Overhead HUD with modern optics provide sharp brightness, larger field of view and larger head motion box.
Earlier, HAL’s Korwa Division entered into a license Transfer of Technology agreement with ELOP Electro-Optics Industries Ltd, Israel to set up the D-level maintenance and manufacturing facilities of CRT based HUD (front) in the year 2000 and 2003, respectively. More than 500 HUDs have been supplied for various Indian platforms such as Su-30MKI, Jaguar and MiG-27M upgrade.