F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fires an AIM-120 medium range air-to-air missile


A U.S. Navy F-35C above the Florida coast on June 22, 2013. Lockheed Martin photo


A U.S. Air Force F-35 at left flies together with an F-16 fighter above Destin, Florida on July 14, 2011. Air Force photo.


F-35 helmet mounted display system


A U.S. Air Force test pilot fits the JSF’s advanced helmet inside the cockpit of an F-35A at Eglin Air Force Base on May 5, 2013. Air Force photo

This $600,000 helmet system (not including cost of the hardware and software needed to integrate the helmet into the F-35’s computers, nor the cost of R&D) projects images onto the pilot’s visor from six TV cameras all around the aircraft, and additionally projects flight instrument displays, radar/infrared displays, and other target information displays.

F-35 helmet mounted display system










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