VCOP is a concept of how a virtual cockpit would function, including a "what you see depends on where you look" concept that can be achieved with Microvision's advanced display technology.
The VCOP program offers the Army both technical and cost advantages, noted Rob Sainsbury, director of government business development for Microvision.
We are eager to continue under contract to further develop, integrate, and test the VCOP system to ensure that the resulting commercial design is producible and supportable.
program provides both technical and cost advantages to the Army," noted Rob Sainsbury, General Manager of Government Programs for Microvision.
With VCOP as a standard issue helmet with a pair of full color, high-resolution displays, the pilot sees the image through a wrap around optical system that positions a pair of round lenses between the eyes and the helmet's visor.
The VCOP system offers the Army important technical and cost advantages, noted Jack Clevenger, VCOP project manager for Microvision.
We've seen estimates that the cost of upgrading a VCOP system might be only one fifth that of upgrading all the integrated software and supporting elements in an existing helicopter's avionics suite.
The goal of the VCOP system is an estimated average yearly procurement quantity of 500 systems per year and an estimated total quantity of 3,000.
VCOP is the Army's vision of how a virtual cockpit would function, including a "what you see depends on where you look" concept that can be achieved with Microvision's advanced display technology.
The VCOP program offers the Army both technical and cost advantages, noted Matt Nichols, director of communications for Microvision.
Microvision's approach to VCOP represents the changing nature of 21st century warfare, said Rick Rutkowski, Microvision CEO.
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