Scorpion, head-mounted display for helicopter, aircraft & fighter missions
Scorpion is a full-color monocular head-mounted display (HMD) with augmented reality for fixed or rotary wing aircraft and fighters. It delivers real-time enhanced vision through state-of-the-art hybrid inertial optical tracking. This HMD augments your vision and enhances your situational awareness to ensure military, government agency, civil and parapublic forces' mission success.
Head-mounted display operational benefits
The Scorpion HMD allows the pilot to quickly and accurately designate, thanks to the off-boresight designation and the real-time video display from sensors to see what the sensors are seeing (EOS / radar / missile/ datalinks ...). In addition, HOBIT (Hybrid Optical Based Inertial Tracker) is the most advanced head tracker combining optical and inertial technologies. It offers high accuracy, unlimited field of view and conformal display with very stable symbology and no latency. Scorpion uses the same display for both day and night operations, even displaying color symbology when viewing through standard Night Vision Goggles (NVGs).
The dynamic display of flight symbols across the entire cockpit field of view, shared line of sight on dual seaters, EVS, SVS, CVS and virtual display functions provide improved situational awareness for the pilot at any time and any place. Full day/night operation allows for 24 hours of uninterrupted use. In addition, the LOE (Light Optical Element) waveguide technology allows the information to be read in all weather conditions.
Scorpion already deployed on board major programs
Scorpion is flying on board 700 platforms and 1,500 systems. This head-worn display (HWD) already equips platforms including Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon (Blocks 30, 40, 50 and 70), Fairchild A-10 Thunderbolt II, F/A-18C Hornet, Lockheed AC-130, F-5 (Aggressor fleet), H-135M, H-145M, H225M, MD-530G Block II (BII) and KAI LAH Korea. More recently it has been selected to outfit French Air Force Rafales.
Scorpion ensuring helicopter mission success
Scorpion helps rotary-wing mission operators who want to improve their operational efficiency and effectiveness by creating a bridge between the pilot's eye and EOS / mission systems with an easily installable and affordable solution.
Mission effectiveness thanks to sensors slaved to crew members' sight
Scorpion is the bridge between crew members' eye and EOS/ mission system, greatly increasing the effectiveness of existing camera and mapping systems
Situation awareness with optimized trajectories
Scorpion clearly shows mapping information and point of interest (POI) locations to each crew member in real time. Situation awareness is highly improved by eyes-out display of air and ground asset data available on mapping system.
Symbology guides the pilot's sight to the POI and allows easy and quick visual acquisition.
Line-of-sight sharing enables real time information sharing between crew members.
Augmented Reality to optimized coordination
The visual display of augmented reality layers such as street names greatly optimizes the coordination with ground units.
Scorpion for aircraft enhancing mission vision when needed most
Scorpion helps mission aircraft operators who want te enhance their operation success rate and responsiveness by improving target designation capabilities and coordination between crew members, reducing time and energy required to address a point of interest unlike head-down stand-alone mission systems.
Time saving and reduced workload to effectiveness improvement
Off-boresight designation capabiliy
Slave mission system to pilot's eyes
Off-boresight visual acquisition
See information sent by mission system
Situation awareness enhancement
Dynamic display of flight and targeting symbology
Display on the whole cockpit field of view
Intra crew Line-of-Sight sharing
For missions like tactical transport, air-to-air refueling, gunship, Intelligence Surveillance & Reconnaissance (ISR), Combat Search & Rescue (CSAR), Search & Rescue (SAR), maritime and surveillance patrol, law enforcement (border protection, customs, ...) or fire-fighting.
Scorpion for fighter improving situational awareness for precise target designation
Scorpion helps Air Forces who want to improve their mission efficiency and effectiveness by creating a bridge between pilot's eye and weapon/mission systems with an easily installable and affordable solution.
Sensors slaved to pilot's sight
During air combat (A/A or A/G) wich requires the pilot to look outside frequently, they can detect a point of interest (like an enemy aircraft or a ground target) and slave the onboard sensors to the designated point of interest off-boresight without any aircraft maneuvers.
Scorpion is the bridge between pilot's eye and the weapon system.
Sensor-guided pilot view for improved situational awareness
During air combat (A/A or A/G) the pilot can see the target designated by the sensors.
Specific symbology will guide the pilot's sight to the point of interest and allows an easy and quick visual acquisition.
Display of information: Flight data, tactical information and terrain data
During the mission the pilot must keep looking outside the aircraft and the head-worn display (HWD) shows critical mission information at all times.
Scorpion allows drastic safety improvement and operational enhancement.
Helmet for small cockpits and all NVG types
The Scorpion HMD is already fitted to the most common helmets such as the HGU-55/P, HGU-68/P, HGU-56/P, HGU-84/P, SPH-5, and LA-100 but is also adaptable to any new helmet thanks to a set of patented mounting elements. Depending on the type of aircraft/helicopter, Scorpion is mounted from the top or bottom of the helmet to accommodate even the smallest cockpit sizes. In addition, any configuration allows for easy donning and doffing of the night vision goggles (NVG).
Easy installation with fiducial technologies
The installation benefits of the HMD Scorpion are that it takes up very low aircraft, helicopter or fighter footprint and there are no LRUs in the avionics bay: the small computer fits into the cockpit without requiring any cooling. In addition, the integration of the head tracking system only requires the installation of passive stickers (fiducial reference markers) on the cockpit canopy. Installation is very fast and without impact on the aircraft structure and availability with no modification of the avionics required.