Accession Number : ADA294348

Title :   Night Vision for the F-14 Tomcat.

Descriptive Note : Professional paper,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR WARFARE CENTER AIRCRAFT DIV PATUXENT RIVER MD

Personal Author(s) : Rabens, Mike ; Klaasse, Dave

PDF Url : ADA294348

Report Date : 27 APR 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : NAVMRWARCENACDIV Warminster began working on an integrated Tomcat NVIS compatible cockpit nearly 8 years ago. This effort continued for many years and would have ultimately been incorporated into the Block 1 upgrade to the F-14. However, F-14 upgrade plans changed, and the Warminster efforts shifted to designing a nonintegral (and less expensive) NVO cockpit. Independently, several years ago, the Red Rippers of VF-11 set out to find a low cost NVU compatible kit for their F-14D's. Working with industry to design a proof of concept cockpit, they successfully enlisted the help of a manufacturer and installed NVIS filters over many of their displays. Finally, in 1994, the F-14 Program Manager initiated a program to develop NVIS compatible cockpit lighting kits for the F-14 series using the best of the Warminster and VF-11 developed components. (AN)

Descriptors :   *JET FIGHTERS, *NIGHT VISION DEVICES, ACCEPTANCE TESTS, FLIGHT TESTING, COCKPITS, LOW COSTS, TARGET ACQUISITION, COMPATIBILITY, OPERATIONAL EFFECTIVENESS, AIR NAVIGATION, AIR TO SURFACE, LIGHTING EQUIPMENT, AVIATION GOGGLES, DATA DISPLAYS, STRIKE WARFARE, TACTICAL AIRCRAFT, CATHODE RAY TUBES, NIGHT RECONNAISSANCE.

Subject Categories : Attack and Fighter Aircraft
      Optical Detection and Detectors

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE