Bengaluru, Feb. 9 -- Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL) would make head-up display (HUD) systems for pilots in partnership with Israel's Elbit Systems Electro Optics Elop Ltd, the aerospace major said on Monday.

"We signed a pact with Elbit to make and supply digital overhead head-up display (HUD) systems for guiding pilots in navigating their aircraft," HAL said in a statement here.

A HUD system displays data or information for pilots to view with their head up and looking straight instead of seeing it in instruments on dash board at a lower angle in the cockpit.

Though HUD systems were developed for military aviation, they are also being used in commercial aircraft, automobiles and other applications.

"The HUD systems will be initially...