I dont envy the poor sod who has to fly with that on his/her head. Is it sinister looking or what? Obviously its NVD and everything else rolled into one, but surely it must make someone feel detached and remove the feel of actually flying a plane.
The helmet is a good early indicator of the very advanced technology that JSF will bring. The sooner we have it the better IMHO, pity its costing so much, but then again, Spitfires were costly and controversial in RAF circles in the 30's, but what a godsend/leap in technology they were.