NHIndustries has chosen the new-generation TopOwl Digital Display helmet from Thales for the special forces variant of the NH90 helicopter. This variant has been developed at the request of the French defence procurement agency (DGA) to meet the requirements of France's special forces, and is also available to partner countries and other NH90 customers.
The TopOwl helmet has been in service since 2005 and has been combat-proven in multiple theatres of operations. The new digital generation offers higher-definition rendering and live lossless video streaming to expand the helicopter's flight envelope in degraded visual environments. It leverages the latest digital technologies and is cybersecure by design (Picture source: Thales)