A new contract was announced today for the US military's purchase of Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems for use on F-15 & F-16 aircraft. These futuristic systems allow a pilot to designate and lock enemy targets by simply looking in their direction. More than one pilot can wear their own specially enabled helmet in two-seater aircraft and independently target different opponents or attack sites. This ability can also extend to wingmates. It sounds like it'd be very effective in a Wing Commander game too!
First used in Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multirole JHMCS gives flight crew members the ability to rapidly acquire and designate a target simply by looking at it. By placing an aiming cross, projected on the helmet visor, over the desired target and pressing a button, pilots can quickly and easily aim weapons and sensors to designate and attack airborne or ground targets. The JHMCS visor also displays tactical information, aircraft altitude, airspeed, g-force and angle of attack to increase the user’s situational awareness.