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Technical Information

Catalogue No: PM32481
Picture Type: Rochester Photo Negative
Topic: Head-Up Display [HUD]
Title: CINCH HUD/WAC system LRUs
Date: 31 Mar 1977
Width (mm): 127
Height (mm): 102
Copies: 1
Location: Negatives Cabinet PM ("54/" Negs) [RAA Office]

In 1976 the Company publicised a system called CINCH which stood for Compact Inertial Navigation Combining Head Up Display [319]. This was another way of looking at the HUDWAC and it was to embody the expertise from the successful Jaguar NAVWASS (Navigation and Weapon-Aiming Sub-System) and equally successful HUDs for the Vought A-7 Corsair and General Dynamics F-16. The Company had a good record in fitting Inertial Navigation systems to the RAF’s Jaguars, Nimrod and Tornado and were finding that customers were asking for a HUD to add to a retrofit for older aircraft. The market was large for a simple cost-effective system for updating aircraft in counties operating Soviet Block aircraft. The new product used the E3R platform with the F-16A/B HUD.

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