Honeywell will acquire Saab’s heads-up display (HUD) assets following an agreement that will see the partners collaborate to develop and strengthen Saab’s HUD product line. The HUD solution will be available as a retrofit or forward-fit option.

The HUDs, which provide pilots with increased situational awareness during difficult weather conditions or night-time flights, will be integrated into Honeywell Anthem, the new integrated flight deck. The flight deck will also feature a wide field of view, high image resolution, low system latency and lower weight. It will also be made available for Honeywell Primus Epic flight decks and standalone retrofit solutions.

“Heads-up displays are an essential offering for the aviation industry and have been known to reduce pilot workload, increase situational awareness, improve access to airports with Enhanced Flight Vision System and enhance safety,” said Vipul Gupta, Vice President and General Manager of Avionics, Honeywell Aerospace. “The addition of HUDs as part of our wider avionics offerings will provide our customers in business aviation, air transport and defence segment a great safety tool that can be particularly useful during takeoff and landing, which are typically the most crucial parts of any flight.”

“Saab believes that this agreement further establishes Saab and Honeywell as long-term partners and increases greater market opportunities,” added Carl-Johan Bergholm, Senior Vice President and Head of Business Area Surveillance for Saab.

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