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A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot’s helmet with the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting (HMIT) system installed sits ready before a flight in the aircrew flight equipment shop of the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing on March 25, 2014. The HMIT is a force multiplier, with a cueing system that allows rapid target acquisition, giving aircrew the ability to acquire targets by looking at them. HMIT is also compatible with existing night vision devices, and supports night operations while retaining full color displays via a high resolution device in front of the pilot’s eye. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)


Devils in a row:

U.S. Air Force F-16C Fighting Falcons from the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing “Jersey Devils” prepare to depart Atlantic City Air National Guard Base, N.J. for a Pacific Air Forces (PACAF) deployment on May 27, 2014.  (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht)

An F-16C Fighting Falcon from the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing climbs above an afternoon sun after a strafing run at Warren Grove Gunnery Range, in Ocean Township, New Jersey on Sept. 10, 2014. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Master Sgt. Andrew J. Moseley)

A KC-135 Stratotanker from the 108th Wing refuels an F-22 Raptor while flanked by two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing “Jersey Devils” over the Atlantic Ocean.

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Evening Quickie #soldierporn: HMIT, the Star Wars - Google Glass crossover. 

U.S. Air Force Maj. Philip Stein adjusts the eyepiece on the Helmet Mounted Integrated Targeting system installed on his helmet at the aircrew flight equipment shop of the New Jersey Air National Guard’s 177th Fighter Wing. The HMIT is a force multiplier, with a cueing system that allows rapid target acquisition, giving aircrew the ability to acquire targets by looking at them. HMIT is also compatible with existing night vision devices, and supports night operations while retaining full color displays via a high resolution device in front of the pilot’s eye. Stein is an F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot from the 119th Fighter Squadron.

(U.S. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht, 25 MAR 2014.)