Engineers are preparing to flight test a new night-vision camera by month’s end that is designed to address shortcomings of the original F-35 helmet system that prevented pilots from conducing nighttime aerial refueling and vertical landings in the developmental, stealthy fighter. Flight testing of this new “ISIE-11” camera is slated for the end of this month with pilots in a Cessna surrogate aircraft. The ISIE-11 will be added to the so-called Gen 2 helmet made by Vision Systems ...

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