Congressman Adam Smith announced today that the Defense Department will spend $2.8 million for a wireless Helmet Mounted Display for the Stryker program.

“Wireless Helmet Mounted Displays allow our soldiers to have full situational awareness without having to look throughout the vehicle for important data,” Smith explained.  “I’m extremely pleased that Congress is set to fund these improvements for the Strykers.”

Smith requested the funding as part of the Defense Appropriations bill.  The House is expected to pass the legislation next week.

“As a member of the House Armed Services Committee, one of my top priorities is ensuring our soldiers have the tools they need to protect our country,” Smith said.

The Helmet Mounted Display connectivity technology will be purchased from Microvision, a Bothell company.