eMagin's OLED microdisplay selected for US Army Land Warrior Program

FEBRUARY 27--eMagin Corporation (Hopewell Junction, NY; www.emagin.com) OLED microdisplay technology has been selected for the Version 1.0 helmet-mounted displays for the US Army's Land Warrior Program.

FEBRUARY 27--eMagin Corporation (Hopewell Junction, NY;www.emagin.com) OLED microdisplay technology has been selected for the Version 1.0 helmet-mounted displays (HMDs) for the US Army's Land Warrior Program. Land Warrior, a core program in the Army's drive to digitize the battlefield, is an integrated digital system that incorporates computerized communication, navigation, targeting, and protection systems for use by the 21st Century infantry soldier.

Kaiser Electro-Optics, a Rockwell Collins company and the principal contractor for the US Army's Land Warrior HMD system, and eMagin will apply their respective expertise in HMD and imaging technology to develop rugged, yet lightweight and energy-efficient, products meeting the requirements of today's soldier. The new HMD represents the latest in commercial-off-the-shelf designs to provide soldiers with enhanced capability on the digital battlefield. Kaiser will integrate eMagin's full-color high-resolution SVGA+ (852 x 600 triad pixels) OLED microdisplays into its compact monocular HMD.

The Army expects to eventually equip more than 40,000 soldiers with the Land Warrior system. Similar systems are of interest for other military applications as well as for related operations such as fire and rescue.

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