Artemis Optical, leaders in the design and manufacture of bespoke optical thin film coatings, has announced a £500K deal with a top European electronics firm to provide head-up displays (HUDs) for military aircraft.
The contract is the latest in a series of successes for Plymouth-based Artemis, which has produced over 3,000 HUD combiners and currently has products flying on 14 different aircraft worldwide.
HUDs enable data to be projected into a pilot’s line of sight, and remove the distraction of having to look down at instrumentation. They also take up an eighth of the space of previous HUDs and are four times lighter, which adds huge value in the limited space of an aircraft’s cockpit.
Artemis Chairman, Nick Hurst, commented: “We’re delighted to be embarking on this new partnership. The world of HUDs is changing fast and we’re at the forefront of delivering the next generation technology that’s shaping the market. This important new contract recognises our role as industry innovators and represents an important step forward in the company’s growth.
“It’s also a reflection of our focus on service excellence. Our on-time delivery stats are in excess of 90%, against an industry average of around 65%. And customer acceptance of product quality is up at 98% compared to the 90% average.”
The company’s 22,000 square foot purpose-built facilities include a 16,000 square foot environmentally controlled production laboratory and a range of modern coating chambers. Artemis has the capability to manufacture neutral, colour selective and amplitude graded combiners.
With 25 years of experience in the design and manufacture of HUDs, Artemis is a recognised centre of excellence for producing thin film coatings that enable cutting-edge applications in the aerospace, defence and healthcare sectors.
For more information, visit www.artemis-optical.co.uk.
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