The new RAF Helmet, developed by BAE Systems UK, enables airforce pilots to shoot enemy planes just by looking at them. The Striker Integrated Display helmet operates using small optical sensors fitted on the helmet.
These sensors are picked up by sensors that are attached to the cockpit. The helmet features an advanced optical head tracker to offer a low latency solution for operating at low, medium and high altitudes.
After wearing the helmet, the pilot has to look at the enemy aircraft and shove a missile with his/her mind. The target gets displayed on the visor, after which the pilot can select the plane to be attacked by a voice command. The missile can be shot towards a plane on any side within the sight of the pilot.
BAE Systems has developed the two-part helmet with assistance from the aircrew as well as the logistics support engineering team. The RAF helmet has been tested in many RAF Typhoon plane flight trials. The modular helmet system is suitable for both fixed and rotary wing platforms.