BAE has delivered the first order of a new helmet-mounted optical sighting system to the Royal Navy for use on the Lynx Mk8 helicopter.

Royal Navy Lynx capability manager Lieutenant Commander Ant Laycock confirmed the acceptance of the first delivery of Q-Sight gunner remote sighting systems.

“The equipment will enter a period of testing and operational evaluation. This advanced mission capability will greatly enhance accuracy and target identification, and is compatible with the current helmet set-up and night vision goggles,” he added.

Q-Sight helmet-mounted display is a small device that clips onto the helmet and displays flight and mission information in front of the user’s eyes.

The Royal Navy will use the system in conjunction with the existing thermal weapon sight (TWS) on its Lynx helicopters to increase situational awareness accuracy for door gunners.

The company delivered the initial Q-Sight systems to the Royal Navy for demonstration and training in March 2010.