The Striker II night vision helmet from BAE Systems aims to free up the pilot by integrating night vision within the helmet itself. According to the company, the system “integrates a center-mounted ISIE-11 sensor based on Intevac Photonics’ patented advanced imaging sensor technology, known as the electron bombarded active pixel sensor (EBAPS).”
Since a digital night vision camera goes inside the helmet and information is fed onto the visor, the pilot will experience fewer g-force effects on their head and neck while benefitting from greater situational awareness.
The pilot’s actions will less likely be delayed by having to look for information because operational information will now appear in their field of vision. Comfort is further enhanced because the pilot no longer needs to make any adjustments to the hardware in day-to-night transitions.