|Picture Type:||Rochester Photo Negative|
|Topic:||Head-Up Display [HUD]|
|Title:||CINCH HUD/WAC system LRUs|
|Date:||31 Mar 1977|
|Location:||Negatives Cabinet PM ("54/") [RAA Office]|
In 1976 the Company publicised a system called CINCH which stood for Compact Inertial Navigation Combining Head Up Display . 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.