Russia: State Ryazansky Instrumental Factory is attempting to innovate pilot and aviation gear by using virtual reality (VR) technology. Footage released Monday shows the unique helmet being tested out. It is designed for pilots operating Russian Mi-28NM helicopter.
"This is a unique system, which design allows to project any necessary information on helmet-mounted display. In particular, all the crucial for piloting information can be displayed," explained the director general the State Ryazansky Instrumental Factory Pavel Budagov.
He continued saying, "The helmet has environmental control system, to regulate the surrounding environment, including conditions of poor visibility, and also at night, which ensures the effective work of pilots."
The device uses VR-based technology to superimpose virtual information on a real live projection. This allows the pilot to receive flight, navigation and sighting information without looking at the dashboard.
The new device is currently undergoing technical tests before it will be handed over to the Ministry of Defence Centre of Aviation and Space Medicine for further testing. 27-06-2017