Tomilino-based Research, Development & Production Enterprise "Zvezda" (NPP Zvezda) is developing a new helmet for pilots of T-50 fifth-generation fighter (PAK FA). NPP Zvezda has vast experience in developing protective gear for military pilots, ITAR-TASS reports with reference to Chief Designer of Su-35 f Igor Demin.
He also said that it is important to join all the efforts in the network of development of the new helmet. "We cannot separate development of systems, including information display system, from development of the helmet itself", - Demin stated.
The Chief Designer also noted that France and USA have been developing helmets this way for a long time. However, in Russia the work in these two areas is separated. According to Demin, NPP Zvezda must use the latest technical solutions in the area of “built-in” technologies developed over the last 15 years by national companies.
According to foreign mass media, USA is developing a helmet able not only to increase situational awareness and provide a pilot with all the necessary information, but also capable of analyzing a pilot’s physiological status.