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Volume 30 • Issue 3/4.2013

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S&T Opportunities

The Procurement Horizon Simulator Census

Military Flight Simulator Census Training Technology

Seeking the Visual Grail Acquisition

Protecting S&T Investment

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Editorial comment

Guns or Butter? The dominant defence news in the US and indeed throughout much of Europe has been the issue of military cuts and the impact to capabilities and readiness. In particular, much has been written on the political stalemate in Washington, sequestration, and the US military’s strategies to weather the storm. Various pundits and trade journals – including MS&T – have written that the S&T sector is proving remarkably resilient in the new environment, because training and simulation technol"... training ogy is seen as part of the solution in the quest to preserve capabilities and readiness. After years and simulation of fine-tuning the technologies and networks associated with the Live, Virtual and Constructechnology is tive training, the services can train vastly more efficiently than they could prior to the Training seen as part Transformation revolution. This issue of MS&T is full of perspectives in this regard, and the reader of the solution cannot help but to come to the conclusion that this remains a vital and dynamic sector with still very significant opportunities. in the quest With the economic downturn, the rise of China, several rogue states, and an international to preserve narrative that often sees America retrenching and disengaging from the world, it is important to look capabilities and at defence broadly and not always in terms of total expenditures, troop numbers and individual readiness.” weapons systems. Several commentators, including William Martel of the Fletcher School at Tufts University, argue that America can no longer afford to define defence in such narrow terms. Martel believes that effective defence strategies are based more on the depth, breadth and power of the country’s economy and infrastructure, and that currently this domestic foundation of power is weaker than it should be. The argument is that with high national debts, anemic growth prosChris Lehman pects, budget deficits and political Editor-in-Chief gridlock, both allies and adversaries may take the US less seriously. America’s ability to come to grips with global problems declines, and policymakers spend inordinate amounts of time rationalizing that domestic concerns are incompatible with exercising global leadership. And this fuels the perception of an America in retreat, even more than military budget cuts. Many commentators believe the world suffers without America demonstrating leadership on the world stage.

Rebuilding the domestic foundations of power means a laser-focus on the economy and policy making, including infrastructure modernisation and political reform. It means health care, retirement systems and bringing the public education system back to a much more globally competitive level. It also means recognizing and aggressively building on the still enormous advantages of the US, including the largest and most productive economy in the world, the world’s biggest manufacturing base, and the nucleus of the planet’s high technology innovation industries. And, despite the stated concern about public education, six of the world’s top ten universities remain on American soil - a vitally important statistic. But the US cannot gut defence while rebuilding the domestic foundations of its power. It must strike a delicate balancing act, resisting the classic “guns or butter” economic oversimplification, and more importantly, the wrong-headed perception that the country can retrench without harming its interests and those of its allies. While America strengthens all elements of its national power, it needs to maintain a focus on reaching out to the world with proactive security and humanitarian assistance, and while doing so, build lasting relationships with regional players and reassuring its allies. Such efforts require a “whole of government” mindset that admittedly can be enormously difficult to work and coordinate. It means soft power effectively coordinated when needed with hard power to obtain international moral legitimacy, and to ensure that rogue and totalitarian states cannot occupy a vacated global playing field. When the US Navy introduced its “Global Force for Good” tagline there was surprising opposition, even from some retired senior officers who argued that the USN first and foremost defends the interests of its own citizens on the North American continent. Evidently they didn’t realize that was precisely the point. By keeping those ships out there, and engaging the world community, America is building global stability and security for its own citizens. Chris Lehman MS&T Editor-in-Chief

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05 A Balancing Act Editor-in-Chief Chris Lehman suggests that when it comes to defence, it is not guns or butter, but rather a balance of guns and butter that matters. 08 Budget Challenges. There will be continued spending reductions across US DoD portfolios in FY 2014: Protecting S&T investments is essential. Group Editor Marty Kauchak examines service survival strategies. 14 20/20 Immersion. New projector technologies are enabling the highest resolution visuals. MS&T’s Chuck Wierauch surveys developments. 18 Transforming and Reinvigorating. Beset by strategic pivots and stalemated budgets, the US services are redefining their approach to training. Group Editor Marty Kauchak reports. 22 Simulation and the Brazilian Armed Forces. Colonel Paulo Eduardo and Lieutenant Colonel Sérgio Simas Lopes Peres describe the training simulator landscape. 26 Typhoon – Part 2. The RAF finds Typhoon easy to fly, complex to operate. MS&T’s Dim Jones describes operational training for this aircraft in this second part of a two part series. (Part One is in MS&T Issue 2/2013). 30 The Procurement Horizon. What is the current climate for training and simulation and what of the future? Chuck Weirauch and Walter F Ullrich examine the US and the European situations. 36 ITEC 2013. In Rome, positive reviews. Walter F Ullrich and Dim Jones report. 38 Seen & Heard. Updates from the training and simulation community. Compiled and edited by Fiona Greenyer. 48 Flight Simulator Census. MS&T presents the 2013 census of military flight simulators. Ian Strachan compiled the list.

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Protecting S&T Investment The US DoD budget anticipates continued spending reductions across the services’ portfolios in FY 2014. At the same time the services are protecting their S&T investments by primarily providing incremental advancements and modernization of legacy systems and equipment, yet still funding several new programs. Group Editor Marty Kauchak reports.

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he Obama administration’s $526.6 billion fiscal year 2014 defense budget request was delivered to Capitol Hill this April. The draft budget reduces the services’ funding from FY13 levels and keeps the Defense Department on course to reduce expenditures by approximately $487 billion through 2023 as directed by the 2011 Budget Control Act. The FY 14 budget document was also sent to Congress under clouds of uncertainty. Given the inability of the Obama administration and Congress to work together to fix other problems created by the 2011 Budget Control Act, including its across-theboard cuts better known as sequestration, additional reductions may be mandated for the upcoming budget year. While the department’s overall FY14 funding will decrease, the services are eyeing the preservation of important investments in their S&T accounts.

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planned enhancements in existing systems and technology, and also support a limited number of new programs. Kristen McCullough, PEO STRI’s spokesperson, managed expectations quite well for her service when she emphasized the Army is looking to make quality improvements to training programs vice quantity improvements, by modifying existing training technologies so they are relevant and rigorous enough for today’s combat seasoned soldier. “That being said, there will be incremental improvements to current training enablers, like the Engagement Skills Trainer and the Homestation Instrumentation Training System, so that these devices meet the home station training needs of already incredibly proficient soldiers.”

The Air Force recognizes the need to replace its fleet of T-38 trainer aircraft. The current constrained budget environment has made it difficult to fund the T-X program and establish a firm Initial Operational Capability date. Image credit: Kenny Holston/USAF.


McCullough’s overview is tailored well to budget realities – the Army’s portion of the FY14 DoD budget request is $129.7 billion. The new base budget request is about $5 billion less than fiscal 2013’s request. Reductions aside, the new budget request is expected to support the Army’s three top FY14 simulation and training priorities. At the top of the service’s priority list is the continued development and fielding of the Army’s Live, Virtual and Constructive-Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA). McCullough told MS&T that her service is, “delivering the first version, which enables live, virtual and constructive training assets to interoperate in such a way that commanders and staffs get a bona fide training experience (through constructive training) while the individual soldiers or crews also train in a meaningful way (via live and virtual training). The first version provides the main building blocks for an integrated training environment, and we’re now preparing the second version, which

we will unveil in FY15, that includes gaming capabilities and squad-level training through the Dismounted Soldier Training System.” The LVC-IA Version 1 industry team, led by Cole Engineering Services, Inc. includes Camber, Engineering and Computer Simulations and Intelligent Decision Systems, Inc. An upgrade to range communication at the Army’s Com7" x 4.88" bat Training Centers remains another priority investment. The current communication equipment, which is the backbone of a training exercise as it provides location information of troops and equipment, and adjudicates between hits and misses, is

The FY 14 budget retains current live training capabilities and at the same time advances the virtual and constructive training domains. Image credit: N. Ross Taylor/USN.

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KC-46A Aircrew Training System Takes Flight The KC-46 has been identified as one of the US Air Force’s top three investment priorities for the budget out years. The Air Force contracted with Boeing in February 2011 to acquire an attention-getting 179 KC-46 tankers to begin recapitalizing the KC-135 Stratotanker fleet. The initial delivery target is for 18 tankers by 2017. Production will then ramp up to deliver all 179 tankers by 2028. This May, FlightSafety Services Corporation was awarded the contract to supply the program Aircrew Training System (ATS). The contract includes running the school house at Altus Air Force Base, Oklahoma, developing training curriculum, as well as engineering, manufacturing, delivery and support of multiple flight training devices. Steve Phillips, Vice President for Communications at FlightSafety International, told MS&T that the contract currently encompasses 13 years (2013- 2026). FlightSafety will develop the training devices concurrently with the new aircraft. A Systems Integration Lab will be built and maintained at FlightSafety and five device types will be built: - 17 Weapon Systems Trainers; - 15 Boom Operator Trainers; - 5 Pilot Part Task Trainers; - 2 Boom Operator Part Task Trainers; and - 11 Fuselage Trainers. “The Weapon Systems Trainers will feature FlightSafety’s Crewview collimated glass surfaces. Our VITAL Image Generation System will supply the image generation, databases and sensor channels for the Weapon Systems Trainers and Boom Operator Trainers,” Phillips said. Boom Operator Trainers will utilize 3-D displays to replicate the air fueling operator station and six degrees-of-freedom electric motion to provide the kinetic cues while coupled with the Weapon Systems Trainers or in a stand-alone mode. The Flushing, New York-based spokesperson further noted FlightSafety’s engineering staff will use computational fluid dynamics and other predictive data to develop models to simulate real-world reactions for the interaction of tankers and receivers for various aircraft under ARASQ (Aerial Refueling Aircraft Simulator Qualification). As this issue was published the Air Force-industry team was working toward these remaining major ATS major milestones through the remainder of this year, based on the May 1, 2013 award date: - System Functional Review: August 2013; - Preliminary Design Review: September 2013; and - Critical Design Review: November 2013 “The ready for training date for all of the Engineering and Manufacturing Development training devices, courseware, and Training System Support at the Altus Schoolhouse is February 29, 2016. Production option deliveries are scheduled at eight Main Operating Bases starting in 2016,” Phillips added. – Marty Kauchak 10

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out of date. McCullough pointed out the Combat Training Center-Instrumentation System program will work in FY14 to provide the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, the range communication upgrade in FY15; the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana, will be upgraded in FY17. “From these upgrades, real-time information will flow to the operation control center in a more effective manner, observer controllers can stitch together a more comprehensive after-action review and the division commander will more easily be able to see what is going on and even throw a curveball into the training exercise,” she added. The Army’s third priority is one which the S&T industry should keep on its watch list. Work is also well underway in the upcoming award of a major contract vehicle, the Train, Educate and Coach acquisition, which is referred to as the TEACH contract. McCullough explained “TEACH will be a multi-award, services-based contract to increase competition and provide the Army and other military components and agencies with a contract vehicle to procure cost-efficient training services.” Beyond these near-term priorities, the S&T sector has other opportunities to help its Army customer meet rapidly evolving requirements, much as industry did during more than 10 years of persistent combat operations. “We see a definite need for simulation and training capabilities to support the preparation of our regionally aligned forces, which prepares troops for operations in a particular part of the world by immersing them in the culture, language and landscape for which they will deploy. Regionally aligned forces will also deploy as a joint task force, with multiservice, interagency coalition partners, so simulated training preparation for this level of partnership will be key for future success,” McCullough remarked. It should also come as no surprise that Admiral Jonathan Greenert, the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), emphasized during his spring congressional budget testimony appearances, the need for his service’s $155.8 billion share of the new budget to adequately fund flight hours and by extension, preserve training readiness. But our particular interest in this budget survey was this service’s simulation and training programs beyond the oft-discussed aviation domain, in particular, for the surface warfare community. The fleet’s short list of


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Acquisition cal simulation systems develop combat unit proficiency in core skills such as command and control, leadership decision-making, and combined arms coordination. They develop proficiency in individual skills through combat convoy vehicle operator training, advanced gunnery training, and individual marksmanship,” he added.

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At the top of the Army's FY14 priority list is the continued development and fielding of the Army's Live, Virtual and Constructive-Integrating Architecture. Image credit: US Army.

S&T priorities to support the CNO’s three tenets – Warfighting First, Operate Forward and Be Ready – includes “development of surface simulator training systems that accurately reflect the platform tactical capability, the projected operating environment and a doubling of the availability and reliability over current tactical training systems,” a Navy official told MS&T. The new proposed budget also retains current live training capabilities and at the same time advances the virtual and constructive training domains. Specifically, the budget improves ship and Fleet Synthetic Training capability in areas associated with tactical modernization. Warfare areas include Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) and Integrated Air and Missile Defense (IAMD), to include Integrated Fire Control and C5I. The service official also cautioned that, “based on cost, schedule and current ship architecture issues, ship modernization rates preclude the rapid fielding of high-fidelity training systems.” Even with that caveat, the FY14 budget includes a new-start project that supports Foreign Military Sales, and Littoral Combat Ship and Aegis Ashore Team Trainer simulator programs to develop high-fidelity ASW and IAMD Aegis simulators at fleet concentration areas. General James Amos, the Marine Corps’ Commandant, provided a number of FY14 training priorities to the House Armed Services Committee this April. The S&T community should note the commandant’s emphasis on modernization and enhancements, as opposed to new system procurements, throughout all of the service’s materiel portfolios. In one instance the senior Marine Corps’ officer reiterated that his service’s modernization efforts in ground training simulation systems have capitalized on advancements in technology developed over a decade of preparing Marines for combat deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan. “Leveraging our success with these programs, we will further enhance combat training to maintain our readiness for the current and future security environments. These criti12

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In another part of the Pentagon E-ring, the Air Force staff is also looking at its $144.4 billion FY14 budget request, down from $154.3 billion in FY13, to support its leading S&T projects. Major Matthew Hasson, a spokesperson at the Air Force Press Desk at the Pentagon, emphasized his service made a conscious effort to address shortfalls in full-spectrum readiness as part of its FY14 budget submission. “These efforts include increased investment in flying hours and range support for live training as well as maintaining investments in improved LVC-OT [operational training] devices. The Air Force continues to search for additional means to effectively and efficiently improve LVC-OT capabilities to complement and enhance training conducted in the live training environment,” he explained. Beyond flight hours and legacy system enhancements, the Air Force budget request fully funds the Air Force’s new KC-46A Aircrew Training Systems (ATS) program. Flight Safety Services Corporation is the prime contractor to deliver an array of devices to support one of the Pentagon’s major new training systems’ contracts. (See sidebar). As in any budget environment, there are winners and losers. The long-gestating T(X) will again fall into the latter category. Captain Nick Plante, another spokesperson at the Air Force Press Desk, said that while his service recognizes the need to replace its fleet of T-38 trainer aircraft, the current constrained budget environment has made it difficult to fund the T-X program and establish a firm Initial Operational Capability date. “Funding requested in the FY14 President’s Budget Request will sustain the T‑X program office and allow preliminary studies and analyses leading to an eventual acquisition program,” he added. mst


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Seeking the Visual Grail 4K, laser and solid state illumination and 3D stereoscopic technologies are entering commercial and home markets. What is the potential for military simulation? MS&T’s Chuck Weirauch queried experts from four leading projection and visual systems companies.

4K Applications 4K UHD is resolution that provides four times the number of pixels (3840 pixels x 2160 lines, or 8.3 megapixels) than HD's 2 megapixels (1920 pixels x 1080 lines). The high resolution 4K seems to be the answer to achieving the Holy Grail of simulation, providing eye-limiting resolution (or 20/20 vision) for flight simulators. According to the US Air Force and NASA, achieving this level of resolution matters, since young USAF pilots have an average visual acuity of 20/13, while the average FAA-approved flight simulator provides a visual acuity of 20/40. While a joint Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) and NASA projection dome project at Wright Patterson Air Force Base achieved a visual acuity level of 20/10 over a 360-degree dome, the effort involved nine Barco Sim 10 ten-megapixel projectors and numerous PC-based image generators. The high cost of such a system does not seem practical for widespread use at this point. However, once the demand for 4K increases by other markets such as cinema, the result could be lower costs for the application of 4K projection technology to the simulation market. According to Dave Kanahele, Director of Simulation Solutions for Christie Digital systems, his company has worked with NASA and the Air Force towards solving the problem of achieving eyelimiting resolution. Christie just recently introduced two new 4K DLP projectors capable of 60 frames per second for the cinema 14

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market – a "world's first," according to the manufacturer. "What we have found together is that there is a recognition that there are really two components to eye-limiting projection, spatial resolution and uptake rate," Kanahele said. "As the technology starts to approach this level, the update rate is becoming increasingly important. Christie's recently announced TruLife platform will now position us with 4K at a full 60 Hertz and even beyond that. This a big leap forward for what we are going to build on, and we are launching it in the cinema business products area. We can leverage this platform for future simulation solutions. The push is coming from other markets, and this will drive the price down. So by leveraging other markets, we can drive the costs down." According to Kristian Kolstad, projectiondesign's Director of Program Management, 4K projection is applicable where there is a high demand for the

The joint AFRL and NASA projection dome project achieved a visual acuity level of 20/10. Image credit: NASA/AFRL.


highest resolution, such as in the oil and gas exploration industry. "There is a definite possibility with 4K DLP that will enable 4K for the future," Kolstad said. "This is particularly applicable for 3D data in virtual and augmented reality, but it is considerably expensive. Today driving a 4K projector for a 4K display is actually quite challenging. It has to be driven over PC-based multiple image generators, so it is a more expensive solution when it comes to the projectors on the display itself. But you also need to double up your image generators, which is a significant cost as well. It will be a while before costs come down for 4K to become practical for the simulation market." While Dave Janke, VP of Sales and Marketing for Barco Simulation, agrees that eye-limiting resolution has always been the Holy Grail of simulation to duplicate the real world, and that it is possible to do today with today's technology, it is not always cost-effective to do so. It takes "a lot of pixels to do a 20/20 scene

over a 360 degree dome," Janke pointed out, and the company's flagship projectors can provide a 20/30 to 20/40 resolution at a considerably lower cost, he added. Dermot Quinn, Product Development Manager for Digital Projection, told MS&T that his company is working to provide 4K to be used at higher frame rates over a broader range of applications than just cinema. "4K is applicable to the simulation market," Quinn stated. "This technology enables us to achieve eye-limiting resolution, but it also potentially enables it for fighter simulation. With the increase in resolution with more pixels per square inch on the display, you could reduce the complexity of the projection dome by having a smaller number of projectors to cover the dome surface. Of course, the Holy Grail is to make those projectors employ solid state illumination, and that not only means that there are fewer of them but that they are also vastly more stable than is what is currently available with current lamp technology."

Laser projection and solid-state illumination Both Barco and Christie have demonstrated their new laser projection systems for the cinema market within the past year. Although the concept of employing lasers for projection applications has been researched for at years 20 years, most of it has been in the area of directing a laser beam directly at the display screen. The new systems do not directly project laser light at the screen, and therefore are seen as safer and having

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Training Technology more potential application to the simulation market. "Lasers today are expensive and they are finding a market at the very high end of the market," said Peter De Meerleer, Director of Strategic Marketing for Barco." We are looking at them as far as applications to simulation, but there is a cost barrier. Laser is a technology that is coming and is being researched very heavily. However, I don't see it in the short term, since there are quite a few hurdles to overcome. One of the challenges to bringing lasers into the simulation market is speckle, which is important to simulation but difficult to overcome. The cost is still significant, which is affecting the development of the technology. It is a very promising technology, but it will first come in other markets, such as cinema." But as Zoran Veselic, Vice President of Christie's Visual Environments Group, pointed out not only do lasers have the capability for projecting a brighter image and a broader range of colors across the spectrum, but they are a solid state source of illumination. De Meerleer acknowledges that solid-state illumination sources such as lasers and LEDs are the Holy Grail for projectors due to their much higher life expectancy than lamps, but, he pointed out, lamps are going to be around for quite some time yet because they are very cost-effective and bright. "It's almost a foregone conclusion that solid state illumination is the

future for more than just the cinema market," Kanahele said. "There is still a place for lamp-based projectors in simulation, but people will be spoiled with the stability of LED solid-state illumination and will want to carry that solid-state stability for higher levels of illumination, and right now that means laser projectors." According to Quinn, his company feels that there are huge potential benefits to LED illuminated projectors, including stability, life expectancy, color balance and a very wide dynamic range. "We believe that the combination of LED illumination and 4K chip technology will be very valuable to the flight simulation people in particular," Quinn explained. "For new designs 4K is of interest, but in upgrading current simulation systems, some worry about upgrading image generators as to be fully 4K capable. So it's going to take some time for the technology to be adopted. There is a market, but we recognize that it's going to take some time."

3D Stereoscopic While the employment of 3D stereoscopic projection technology is still limited for military simulation-based training, there have been promising applications for it for such as mid-air refueling and maintenance training, as well as for some maritime operations. But as projector manufacturers move more towards 4K projectors providing higher resolutions and produce more projectors that are 3D capable, our experts see more potential for advancing this technology from scientific and design applications to those of training. Quinn said that Digital Projection feels that it has taken the lead in 3D stereoscopic projection, creating a number of 3D-capable projectors for home theater applications, and many more for visualization in automotive design, scientific research, and architecture. But there is less interest in simulation circles, he pointed out. "The key thing that enables a projector to show 3D stereo from a single projector is to show a very high frame rate," Quinn

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said."The simulator guys, even though they are not generally working in 3D, still sometimes want to see quite high frame rates because it's a way of reducing smear. All projectors capable of 3D image processing provide this benefit." De Meerleer pointed out that Barco has been providing 3D stereoscopic projection systems for the oil and gas exploration industry as well as automotive design for more than 20 years. "Stereoscopic is seeing more entrance into simulation, but more in virtual and augmented reality applications

in simulation," De Meerleer said. "The number of projectors that can support the technology is going up significantly." Barco recently announced that Commercial Aircraft Corporation of China Ltd. (COMAC) has selected its simulation and virtual reality training system for the day-to-day training of its aerospace engineers. It will be the first simulation and virtual reality system in China’s commercial aviation industry. The proposed system consists of Barco’s Holospace L-shaped stereoscopic environment and five Galaxy NW-12 active

3D stereo projectors, providing a highresolution and full-immersion 3D stereoscopic environment. Visilec said that Christie has plans to deliver high levels of product for 3D stereoscopic projection. At least one such projector will feature a 4K DLP chip. "We can use 4K chips for non-cinema applications," Visilec stated. "It's a logical extension of our Matrix StIM product, and we are working towards Matrix StIM 4K. Our new TruLife product enables us to do 4K at 120 Hertz, and this gives us the basis for building a stereoscopic projector that can provide the maximum frame rate." According to Kanahele, several companies have expressed their desire to use the Christie Holostation system. The company is offering a number of 3D stereoscopic projections systems, including its Holostation product, for applications such as maintenance training. "We feel that when you bring training into the stereoscopic environment, then the quality of training can really increase," Kanahele explained. "We see more of this cross-combination of simulation and visualization. It seems that people in simulation are seriously considering stereoscopy as an additional element in training. Having to wear 3D glasses is the main challenge, but there could be some cases where stereoscopy and traditional simulation can go handin-hand." mst

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Training Transformation 2.0 Group Editor Marty Kauchak reports the US military services are expanding and fine-tuning their training readiness portfolios to better support a wider range of operational environments.

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s US forces withdraw from Iraq and Afghanistan, and the nation’s foreign and security policies “pivot” to Asia, the services are changing their training focus for individuals, units and staffs. The operational challenges and opportunities of this new era are again placing the department on a challenging, new training readiness path – much like the one on which the US military journeyed when it initiated the original Training Transformation program early last decade.

Beyond Counter Insurgency Training The US Army appears to be the furthest along its training readiness vector for this new era. In Army circles, the service is widely said to be “reinvigorating” its home station training as its soldiers return to the US. This effort moves the service beyond preparing its units in short operational cycles - typically 10 to 18 months – for deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan. Under the rapidly waning wartime training construct, Army units and staffs primarily prepared to operate in a counter-insurgency environment through mission rehearsal exercises. Brigadier General Michael Lundy, the Deputy Commanding General of Combined Arms Center-Training, reflected on this closing operational era, and said the bulk of the training 18

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was “top driven” with theater requirements guiding the training scenarios for deploying forces at combat training centers (CTCs) and home station. As the Army renews its emphasis on home station training and broadens the scope of events in a training cycle, other important service-level policies and enabling technologies are converging to help units better prepare for future missions. In one policy development the service’s training programs are being shaped to support the recently issued Doctrine 2015. “This really focuses on the Army being able to do unified land operations. That is decisive action – which is almost simultaneous offense, defense and stability operations,” Lundy pointed out, but added, “This doesn’t mean we will be losing the lessons that we have learned from the last 10 or 11 years, because we have been doing similar simultaneous offense, defense and

Training alongside their Australian counterparts, US Marine Corps units at Darwin's Robertson Barracks in Australia are supporting the rebalancing of US forces to Asia. Image credit: Jonathan Wright/ US Marine Corps.


stability operations – but that has been in a very specific operational environment.” In another effort to conform with Doctrine 2015 and other overarching DoD and service guidance, the Army is making the operational environment at CTCs and home station more challenging. In the evolving Decisive Action Training Environment program, hybrid, composite threats representing a mix of challenges from near-peer and regular force competitors, and less capable but still lethal insurgents, irregular forces and criminal bands are generated. “Giving commanders these very complex problem sets in a very dynamic training environment at both home station and the CTCs is what our focus is – creating an operational environment much, much more complex and dynamic,” Lundy explained. In the maritime domain, the Navy will forward base 60 percent of its assets in the Pacific by 2020. Gary Wentz, US Pacific Fleet’s Modeling and Simulation and Joint Training Officer, observed this development and said the Navy has always had to train to a very versatile mission set. The Area of Responsibility that recently required significant training emphasis on counterinsurgency and stability operations still continues to require training in many other mission sets. He added, “The rebalance, or pivot to Asia does not relieve the Navy of having to retain training the capability to address missions from across the globe. As proven in the past, a ship and crew could return to its homeport after having sailed around the world and been on task to answer the unique challenges in every location assigned.” After more than a decade of conducting air and ground operations in Afghanistan and Iraq, the US Marine Corps is ensuring its training programs emphasize core amphibious missions and their enabling warfare competencies at all operational levels. The Bold Alligator series of operational and headquarters exercises and events for Atlantic fleet forces has been one of the Navy-Marine Corps’ key strategies to support this training priority. The 2013 Bold Alligator exercise completed this spring focused

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on bolstering staff and headquarters-level training readiness. For its part the Air Force has allocated 60 percent of its overseas-based forces, including tactical aircraft and bomber forces from the continental United States, to the Asia-Pacific. This May, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel pointed out “The Air Force is focusing a similar percentage of its space and cyber capabilities on the region. These assets enable us to capitalize on the Air Force’s inherent speed, range, and flexibility.” As the US services’ training programs evolve in the post-Iraq and Afghanistan era, they appear to be expanding their focus on joint and combined training, and training at every operational echelon. In what is likely to set the standard for partnering in the Pacific region in the post-Afghanistan and Iraq era, the second company-sized rotation of US Marines arrived this spring at Darwin’s Robertson Barracks in Australia. These deployments allow the Marines to strengthen ties with treaty ally Australia and other regional partners. Eventually, 2,500 US Marines will deploy to Australia each year. The Marine Corps units are training on their own at defense facilities in the Northern Territory, and alongside their Australian counterparts and with regional allies and friendly nations’ forces. Pacific Fleet’s Wentz provided

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Training Transformation another insight on the department’s continued focus on joint and combined training, noting that training at every Navy echelon requires sharing in realistic scenarios and environments with other services, joint commanders and partner nations. The training subject matter expert added, “The Joint Staff’s FY14 Combatant Commander Exercise, Engagement, and Training Transformation (CE2T2) initiative remains a critical resource that is relied on by services and joint commanders to enable training at tactical, operational, and strategic echelons among all services and partner nations.”

The LVC Nexus The services’ journeys to post-Iraq and Afghanistan training programs are taking them down increasingly more challenging LVC paths – significantly benefiting the training audiences. For its part, the Army is using learning technologies to increase the complexity and rigor of its training environments through its Integrated Training Environment. In one instance, the rapidly evolving and underpinning Live, Virtual, Constructive-Integrating Architecture (LVC-IA) remains a system of systems, providing a net-centric linkage that collects, retrieves and exchanges data among existing Training Aids, Devices, Simulations, and Simulators (TADSS) and both joint and mission command systems. Lundy emphasized that while the IA focuses on the LVC domains, the service expects to integrate serious gaming in LVC-IA version 2. “We’ve already fielded the integrating architecture in four locations – Forts Hood, Bliss and Campbell and we go to Korea later this summer,” said the Fort Leavenworth, Kansas-based training leader. During Lundy’s discussion with MS&T this May, he noted LVCIA will enhance training at 18 global, service sites. Aside from bolstering training in the new era through LVC-IA, the Army remains focused on having correlated, or common, terrain between systems. While every simulation or simulator has a different requirement for terrain, the Synthetic Environment (SE) Core Product Line Architecture Framework is 20

now the baseline standard among the TADSS. “We want all the simulations to understand they have a common reference point of where everything is on the ground – a common view,” Lundy explained, allowing training products to “behave correctly” in 2- and 3-D settings. In a closely related technology thrust, Lundy said the Army has made “huge progress” in developing SE Core. To help provide a “fair fight” in all the training domains through correlated terrain, the Army has completed its proofof-principle and is building correlated terrain for its systems. Lundy recalled that “Every time we have an LVC-IA fielding, we correlate all of that terrain for that home station. So as we’re moving through, we’re building correlated terrain for each. That’s another huge step forward on how we are going to be able to increase the realism. We won’t need a man-in-the-loop to be able to translate grid coordinates between different systems. It will be automatically transparent to the user – and further reduces overhead.” Outside of the material arena and in an effort to optimize the service’s intellectual capital, the still evolving Army Training Brain Operations Center (http://tboc.army.mil/) is developing the Training Brain Repository, a Web-based capability that gives exercise planners access to operational environment data, exercise content and training support packages. This capability is expected to enhance the commanders’ ability to plan his or her own units’ training program. “In the past 10 years training has really been driven by the theaters’ requirements. Now the commander owns his training. It’s not really a change because we were doing that before we went into combat. It’s really a reinvigoration of the role of the commander to be able to shape that he or she needs for their unit,” Lundy said. The Navy’s Wentz also observed “The rebalance to Asia does mean that Navy will increasingly seek more flexibility, effectiveness, and productivity within LVC training capabilities. Evolving and increasing complex Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean scenarios and environments will still be required to be deliv-

ered to US Navy forces no matter what their homeport,” he said and continued, “Training to support the rebalance must be able to realistically challenge ship and submarine crews, aircrews, and Navy war fighting staffs alongside other services and joint forces, and with partner nations no matter where the Navy is operating.” Eric Seeland, assigned to US Fleet Forces Command’s Training, Plans & Resources office, added the primary role of LVC training for the Navy in this new era will ensure its sailors receive the most realistic training possible while allowing funding and time saved to be reallocated to other missions. “A component of this is that LVC will enable the Navy to train on our more advanced weapon systems, such as Navy Integrated Fires Control – Counter Air, Ballistic Missile Defense, and the F-35, whose capabilities cannot be trained to in a purely live environment,” he remarked. And while the Air Force is committed to a long-term effort to increase live, virtual, and constructive operational training, the service’s leadership has increasingly emphasized that spectrum training also includes the availability and sustainability of air-to-air and air-toground training ranges – with an eye on Asia Pacific. In a Readiness Posture hearing on Capitol Hill this April, senior service leaders noted many of the Air Force’s ranges are venues for large-scale joint and coalition training events, and are critical enablers for concepts like Air-Sea Battle. In FY14, the service is increasing funding to ensure sustainment of these crucial national assets, which elevate flying training effectiveness for individuals, units, and the entire joint team. A hearing statement for the record further noted, “Sustainment is important, but ranges require investment as well, and budget pressures will further challenge our ability to provide the warfighter with realistic and relevant test and training ranges. Our ranges, having steadily evolved to meet the needs for combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, now require substantial reinvestment to meet the demands of advanced sensors, fullspectrum warfare and a strategy rebalancing to the Pacific.” mst

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Military S&T in Brazil Transformation and reequipping the Brazilian armed forces, following the publication of the National Defense Strategy in 2008, has led to the rationalization of the training process and encouraged the use of simulators in training the military. Colonel Paulo Eduardo and Lieutenant Colonel Sérgio Simas Lopes Peres describe the situation.

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ccording to the World Bank, Brazil is the world´s seventh wealthiest economy, and has the potential to grow. It has the fifth largest territorial extension and the fifth largest population, and the country is blessed with huge mineral reserves, including high-value products for technological development, such as niobium, uranium and oil, besides iron ore and a great ability to produce food, especially soybeans and beef, among other products. In 2008 the National Defense Strategy (END), recognised that Brazil, with its political and economic stability, enjoyed a “distinguished position in the international scenario” and required a new posture in terms of Defense. The END focuses on middle and long term strategic actions, and aims at modernizing the national defense structure, acting upon three structuring axes: reorganization of the Armed Forces, the restructuring of the Brazilian defense industry, and the troop requirements policy for the Armed Forces. To meet restructuring needs, new products were created such as the defense VBTP-MR Guarani, the EC725 helicopter, new ocean patrol boats and aircrafts, and the aircraft KC 390 – all with training requirements. In addition, the participation of Brazilian troops in missions under the aegis of the United Nations, among which stand out MINUSTAH and UNIFIL, both under the command of Brazilian officials, stressed the importance of training for the efficient fulfillment of their duties. In 2009, the Ministry of Defense structured a working group to extend and standardize the use of simulators in the Armed 22

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Forces. In 2010, this group standardized the process of integrating simulators, encouraging the exchange of experiences between the military working with simulators. As a practical consequence, rules have been defined for the acquisition of some types of simulators that can have common use, especially shooting simulators, driving simulators, helicopter simulators, tactical engagement simulators, antiaircraft guns simulators and others, creating a market demand for the simulators suppliers. The Brazilian military participation in international fairs and conferences, such as I/ITSEC, ITEC, LAAD and FIDAE, besides visits to simulation centers in various countries, has allowed Brazilians to access new technologies and simulation methods, and seek to apply such tools in training scenarios.

Simulator Use The Brazilian Army uses simulators made in Brazil in training its helicopter pilots at the Army Aviation Training Center, possessing reconnaissance and maneuver aircraft simulators. The Center is finishing the

The Brazilian Air Force's Academia da Força Aérea (Air Force Academy). Image credit: Brazilian Air Force.


development of the new “full flight simulator” for reconnaissance helicopters. The acquisition of tanks Leopard 1 A5 from Germany included the entire training system for drivers, gunners and mechanics using simulators, besides the equipment for vehicle dueling simulation. Since 1990, the Brazilian Army has employed different constructive simulation systems with national development in the training of commanders and their staffs and, since 1995, engagement simulation systems have been used at the Evaluation Training Center, maintaining the readiness and deterrence of the Strategic Action Forces. The use of simulators for rocket artillery and engineering units training is done in their respective instruction centers. The simulation is managed by the Ground Operations Command, in charge of the preparation and use of Brazilian Ground Force. More recently, the Brazilian Army transformation process has encouraged the debate about the use of simulation including the implementation of the Simulation and Military Technology Workshop in 2011 and 2012 in BrasíliaDF, with an exhibition of Brazilian and foreign simulation companies and a conference with several experts. The event allowed the military and the decision makers to know in detail the possibilities of the use of simulation in training and its contribution to the troop’s preparation.

The Brazilian Navy has developed simulators for the training of ships crews, enabling them to carry out all necessary activities for the operation of warships. The constructive naval warfare simulator is employed in the training and instruction of the captains and senior officers at the Naval War College. The Marine Corps has live and virtual simulators for crews and has a constructive simulator for the training of commanders and staffs. Most of the Navy´s simulators were developed by the Naval Systems Analysis Center (CASNAV) and the Instruction Center Admiral Sylvio de Camargo (CIASC), alone or in partnership with Brazilian research centers. The Brazilian Navy is also acquiring new vessels, as ocean patrol vessels, frigates and support ships to retool its surface force. The nuclear submarine project (PROSUB) is another important project that is being developed. According to Rear Admiral Almir Garnier Santos, director of Brazil’s Center for Naval Analysis, the biggest simulation challenge faced by the Brazilian Navy stems from the country’s nuclear submarine program, which plans to launch its first operational nuclear submarine around 2021. “We have conquered the phases of uranium producing and all the fuel needs that we will have, but we still have

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National Focus Brazilian Simulation & Training Companies This list of companies that are involved in the development and/ or the production of S&T hardware and software is neither complete nor fully exhaustive. There are many Brazilian companies that have the technological capabilities and creativity to supply products and services, but so far they have done so only on a domestic level. Much of what has been achieved in the field of S&T up to now was done under the direct supervision and control of the armed forces. The Brazilian Forces are still the most important driver of new initiatives and the implementation of new products or cooperation, including the involvement of non-Brazilian companies. • Adventure Tech focuses on technological solutions for the immersion, interaction and projection of events of all types. • ANACOM offers simulators and software for trainers and simulation systems. • ATECH, a strategic partner of Embraer Defence and Security, develops flight control software for complex systems. • DECATRON specialises in the design, supply, implementation, management and optimisation of most advanced IT environments. • EBTS (Empresa Brasileira de Treinamento e Simulação) develops “low-cost/high-fidelity” simulators for defence, public safety and private security. It claims to have the technology and capability to develop any kind of simulator. • E-Fly has considerable experience in developing CBT and complete flight simulators. The company developed and produced the CBT for the Embraer Super Tucano aircraft as well as the simulators for the aircraft. • Eurosoft develops electronic communication programs and provides e-Fly, software for the training of aircraft pilots. • LatinMedia International develops simulators and provides solutions for the integration of C2 systems. • ONIRIA develops high-fidelity visualisation and simulation software, and has produced virtual training for leading Brazilian companies, e.g. PETROBRAS, the biggest Brazilian energy company. • OPENCADD is the sole distributor of MathWorks products in Brazil. • Spectra, a company that focuses on the automotive sector, has developed a Full-Flight Simulator for the T-28A Fennec together with the Brazilian Army. • TECNOBIT BRASIL, a subsidiary of the Spanish TECNOBIT, offers a wide range of training solutions for aeronautical, naval and terrestrial platforms. Foreign Enterprises Only recently the French MASA Group announced that the Brazilian Army had signed a contract for the acquisition of the company’s SWORD constructive simulation software. An essential criterion in choosing SWORD was its capability of easily being customized and adapted to the Brazilian military doctrine. Another important aspect was the software’s ability to train emergency preparedness within the context of large-scale events such as the FIFA Football World Cup or the Olympic Games. MASA’s domestic partner is DECATRON. The Swedish Saab Training & Simulation is firmly established in Brazil, where it is delivering live training systems. Saab is a 24

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major challenges in the construction area and on the training of the crew,” the admiral said. “That’s because a nuclear power plant is very serious business and you can’t train people on the real thing. So we really need to develop good simulators for something we have not been able to experience before.” The greatest challenge to the Brazilian Navy is to develop the submarine and on parallel to develop the tools that will train the sailors that will handle the ship he said. Other simulation applications are being envisioned to help the Brazilian Navy in its myriad riverine and ocean mission scenarios, as well as operations related to protecting the country’s coast and conducting search and rescue operations and coordinating oil spill response operations over large areas. The Brazilian Air Force (FAB) has flight simulators for pilot training; the Tucano, Super Tucano and fighters A1 and F5. These simulators were developed by Brazilian and foreign companies, and the FAB has ability to change and develop scenarios for these synthetic simulators.

Industry Outlook Military simulation in Brazil is booming. New devices are being purchased and three training centers are being created by the Army. These centers will encompass the fields of education, tactical training simulation, virtual simulators for armored vehicles, constructive simulation centers for commanders and staffs training, and the new virtual simulator for Artillery units being developed by a Spanish company in partnership with the Brazilian Army. The project of the new 6x6 armoured vehicle VBTP-MR Guarani, scheduled to enter in service by 2015, includes the acquisition of simulators for each version of the vehicle: drivers, commanders, gunners, personnel carrier, reconnaissance, ambulance, workshop, among others. These simulators will be installed at the 33 mechanized units and training centers. The Instruction Center of Armored Vehicles shall receive virtual simulators to train companies and battalions. The Army is modernizing the use of constructive simulation and, to do so, has purchased a new constructive system with artificial intelligence and adaptive to the Brazilian military doctrine for use in defense, assessment, crisis management and public safety, aiming the country´s preparation for hosting major sporting events, such as FIFA World Cup and the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016. The demand for training simulators for the military and big Brazilian companies as Petrobras, Vale, Embraer and others, has allowed companies to allocate time and money to the


development of simulation equipment in recent decades.

Challenges Brazil had difficulty in the procurement process for the acquisition of simulators caused by the fact that the military did not know what the companies could provide and because companies did not know the Armed Forces needs. This lack of communication and knowledge hindered the development of high-tech products in the field of simulation. The integration between these actors has allowed some progress so that the Brazilian Simulation Industry grows and become known to potential buyers. The dialog among the companies and the military ensured the participation of Brazil with two booths at I/ITSEC 2012 with entrepreneurs who were unaware of the event and its importance to the simulation market, but at the end of the event everyone has recognized the importance of being seen by the world as alternative providers of simulation systems, know the technologies in use and aggre-

gate that knowledge into their products. In order to facilitate the growth of the Brazilian simulation industrial base, simulation companies have created the Simulation and Technology Committee (CSTA) linked to the Brazilian Association of Industries of Material Security and Defense (ABIMDE). The military, universities and companies are expanding the use of simulators in the training of their staff, especially once the moment is favorable for the development and acquisition of new equipment for this market. Brazil seeks the empowerment of individuals and companies so the country does not become just a systems buyer, but a reputable business partner in the international simulation market. mst About the Authors Colonel Paulo Eduardo is Head of Combat Simulation Division, Land Operations Command, Brazilian Army and Lieutenant Colonel Sérgio Simas Lopes Peres is a member of the Combat Simulation Division.

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trusted partner of the Brazilian Army and Navy and the company has provided instrumented simulation systems for infantry training. On top of a contract for combat training for the Brazilian Army, at the end of 2007 and in 2012 Saab delivered antitank weapons and additional infantry training capabilities, including hand grenades and booby traps. In April 2013, Saab signed an MOU with ANACOM to evaluate and support activities regarding the supply of Virtual Training and Simulation Systems for Brazilian customers. However, as welcome as foreign companies are in Brazil, nothing can be achieved without a Brazilian partner. “We just want to be certain that we always get products and services particularly during times of crisis,” says Colonel Paulo Eduardo, Head of the Brazilian Army’s Combat Simulation Division within the Comando de OperaçõesTerrestres (COTER). – Walter F. Ullrich

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The Path to Combat Ready In Part 1, Dim Jones covered the initial training of the RAF’s Typhoon pilots, through the Operational Conversion Unit, No 29(R) Squadron, at RAF Coningsby, from which students emerged as LCR(QRA), or Limited Combat Ready (Quick Reaction Alert); this qualifies them to man one of the fully-armed aircraft which are at permanent readiness to preserve the integrity of UK airspace. In this second part, he addresses the process of attaining full Combat Ready status.

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ome 250 miles north of Coningsby is the RAF’s other Typhoon Main Operating Base, RAF Leuchars in Fife, Scotland, home to two Typhoon squadrons, 1 (Fighter) Squadron and 6 Squadron. Here QRA is given an additional dimension in that, although any of the tasks which pertain in the south also apply in the north, Leuchars is closer to the ‘threat’ from aircraft of the Long Range Aviation division of the Russian Air Force. LRA, like other arms of the Russian Forces, has recently been undergoing something of a resurgence - expanding and modernising – that reflects an increased emphasis on the armed forces as an instrument of Russian Foreign policy, and the availability of increased funding as a result of an improving economy. The associated LRA training activity manifests itself in an increased number of ‘reconnaissance’ flights into the airspace around the UK, especially during major national or allied exercises. Following the arrival of new pilots at Leuchars, the first priority is to familiarise them with this aspect of their role. Since any intercept can take place far from home, and from available diversion bases, air-to-air refuelling (AAR) qualifications, some of which may have been achieved on the OCU, are a pre-requisite;

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the remaining syllabus requirements will depend on previous experience. Lastly, on an opportunity basis – which might be necessitated by an imminent rotational deployment to the Falkland Islands – the aspects of QRA unique to operating in the South Atlantic theatre are also practised.

Combat Ready QRA requirements satisfied, the new pilot can concentrate on the business of building on the training received at the OCU to achieve full Combat Ready status. This, like the OCU training, is achieved in phases, and typically through a cycle of ground study and briefing, practice in the simulator, and consolidation in the air. The two Synthetic Training Devices (STD) at Leuchars are Emulated Deploy-

Above “Scramble!” Image credit: Geoff Lee/ www.planefocus.com Opposite “Result!” A Typhoon of No 6 Squadron intercepts a TU-95 Bear H. Image credit: MOD/Crown Copyright 2011


able Cockpit Trainers (EDCT) and, unlike the simulators at Coningsby, were procured under a single-nation programme and provided by BAE Systems. The domes have a field of view of 220o by 120o, can be linked, and are positioned in the same room, so that they can be operated by a single instructor. The first syllabus phase is Basic Fighter Manoeuvres and Air Combat Training, from 1 v. 1 through 2 v. 1 to 2 v. 2, and including dissimilar air combat. Next up is Defensive Counter Air (DCA), in which the scenarios start off simple, and are progressively increased in complexity, by means of variation in the number of friendly aircraft in the formation (up to 4), the numbers and capability of the threat aircraft (in terms of aircraft performance and weaponry), and the Electronic Warfare (EW) environment, all of which influence the tactics to be used. Target aircraft are provided from a variety of sources: Hawk aircraft of 100 Sqn; Falcon DA-20 EW specialist aircraft of FRA, a contracted service provided by Cobham; Tornado GR4 aircraft from ground attack squadrons; and, when enhanced aircraft performance is required, Typhoons from the same or other squadrons. In the latter two cases, there may well be the opportunity to achieve mutual training value, and full advantage is taken of any external major exercise, such as the Combined Qualified Weapons Instructor (CQWI) course, and the biannual Joint

Warrior, the UK’s major Land/Sea/Air exercise. DA-20s, Hawks and Typhoons operate in accordance with a pre-briefed scenario, simulating the performance and capabilities of potential opponents or enemies, and friendly tactics may be pre-planned on the ground using the threat information contained in the sortie intelligence briefing. Planning is assisted by the Typhoon Advanced Mission Planning Aid, a computerised system which loads data on to a portable ‘brick’, from which it is then transferred to the aircraft mission and navigation computers. The trainee pilot will fly all of these exercises as a wingman (in the case of a 4-ship, as either No 2 or No 4); however, although the wingman’s primary role is to support the element leader, it requires an intimate knowledge of procedures, individual responsibilities and tactics, great situational awareness, and extremely precise communications. Accurate sortie debrief is achieved through a synchronised download of each aircraft’s Recordable Memory Module (RMM) data. These digital solid state disks record the information displayed on the 3 MFDs and the HUD plus the intercom and radios. The last phase in the air-to-air CR work-up is Offensive Counter Air (OCA); once more, the scenarios start off simple and progress rapidly to very complex. In my mud-moving days, OCA

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National Focus meant attack on the enemy’s defensive air capability – such as airfields and the air defence network. In Typhoon parlance, however, roles include sweep and escort, the defining distinction being that these operations are being prosecuted in hostile airspace, with the additional need to counter the surface-to-air threat, the tactics for which can be practised on the Electronic Warfare Training Range (EWTR) at Spadeadam, or an equivalent facility. All of the DCA and OCA exercises are flown by day and night (using NVGs), and in IMC. The final hurdle in this part of the CR work-up is a Tactical Check, which can include elements of any of the DCA or OCA roles, successful completion of which results in the award of Combat Ready (Air Defence) CR(ADX) - status. The air-to-surface work-up, which can run concurrently with the air-to-air, centres on the delivery, generally from medium level, of precision-guided munitions (PGM) such as the Enhanced Paveway II laser-guided bomb. Designation for this weapon can be either from the aircraft delivering it (self-designation) or from another aircraft (co-operative), and will be effected by the Rafael Litening III pod, which can also be used for reconnaissance. Initial target acquisition will often involve a Forward Air Controller (FAC), this role being Close Air Support (CAS). Once again, the CR syllabus covers all the possible applications of the Typhoon in the air-to-ground environment, and the scenarios become increasingly complex, each new phase being accomplished using the established academic training or briefing, simulator practice and live mission. Again, full use is made of external training opportunities such as Joint Warrior and CQWI. Successful completion of the air-to-surface phase and accompanying tactical check will result in the award of full CR (MultiRole) status. In all roles, the initial qualification standard is to be an effective wingman (in a 4-ship formation, either No2 or No4), but full account is taken of previous experience as a formation or element lead to qualify pilots in these positions, and formal work-up programmes are established in each role. In order to facilitate this training, wingmen will often fly in the element or formation lead positions, 28

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while the already-qualified supervising pilots will be flying as their wingmen. The speed with which this training can be accomplished will, of course, depend on the training opportunities available, and aircraft availability. Most pilots regularly achieve 15 to 25 hours per month; supervisors and instructors are in high demand to continue to deliver training at all levels as the Force grows and matures. Superimposed on the normal training cycle are exercises and detachments; No 1(F) Squadron at Leuchars recently returned from a major multinational exercise in Malaysia, Exercise Bersama Shield 13. Other participants were the host nation, Australia, New Zealand and Singapore. On the return trip, the detachment routed through Minad Air Base in the UAE, for Exercise Shahin Star, during which they had the opportunity to exercise with US forces based in Abu Dhabi, including F-22 Raptors.

Red Flag The acme of operational training is generally recognised as being Exercise Red Flag, mounted out of Nellis AFB in Nevada, and a litmus test of training effectiveness is performance in actual operational conditions. No XI(F) Squadron have recently returned from Red Flag 13-3, and the Typhoon force conducted its first live operations during Op ELLAMY, the Libyan campaign, in 2011. Deployment to the US was by RAF air-to-air refuelling to Langley AFB in Virginia, where the Typhoons took part in Exercise Western Zephyr, which allowed them to train with the F-22s of the 27th Fighter Squadron, and with other East Coast air assets, practising, among other things, 4th and 5th Generation integration tactics. Onward transit to Nellis was by USAF AAR. For Red Flag itself, XI(F) deployed 8 single-seat aircraft, and one 2-seater, all equipped to the latest software and radar standards. Exercise participation – 145 aircraft from 65 separate units - was limited to US forces (USAF, USN, USA and USMC), the RAAF and the RAF. In the course of the developing exercise scenarios, the Typhoons flew as Blue (friendly) Forces, and were employed by day and night in the full spectrum of the aircraft’s roles, including DCA, OCA (Escort and Sweep), and Multi-Role (including Swingwhere the aircraft performs more than one role in the same sortie). Some of the air-to-ground tasking included Dynamic Targeting, and squadron pilots also acted as the Mission Commanders

A Typhoon FGR4 of No XI(F) Squadron armed with ASRAAM IR AAM and Enhanced PaveWay 2 LGBs, and carrying a Rafael Litening 3 Targeting Pod. Image credit: Geoff Lee/ www.planefocus.com


for composite force missions. The exercise demonstrated Typhoon’s interoperability and integration with other aircraft and forces, capitalising on its strengths: Specific Excess Power (SEP) – high and fast; the ability to transition from CAP to tactical; and its defensive manoeuvring capability. Typhoon also brought valuable assets to the party; radar, IFF interrogator, and Defensive Aids Sub-System (DASS) all provide situational awareness, which can be shared with friendly forces through MIDS, using Link 16 data transfer, including voice.

Op Ellamy At the outset of Op ELLAMY, Typhoons were first warned for movement on 17th March 2011 and, by 20th March, 10 aircraft were in transit to the southern Italian air base at Gioia Del Colle. Their initial role was to be air superiority but, as it rapidly became apparent that Col Qaddafi’s air force posed little threat, notice was given to transition to air-tosurface operations on 31st March, and the first multi-role sortie was flown on

7th April. Typhoon squadrons had not trained in this role for over a year, and the ability to make the switch so quickly (after two simulator sorties to refresh key skills) bears testament to both the ease of operation of the aircraft, and the quality of previous training; the second cadre of pilots deployed had no previous air-toground experience at all. The Typhoons returned home on 23rd September, having flown 613 missions and released 234 weapons, with impressive results. As demonstrated at Red Flag, they were able to integrate with RAF Tornado GR4s, and with aircraft of other forces, and provide valuable SA and force protection. So what of the future? The evidence of major exercises and operational experience thus far is that Typhoon training is effective, and the OCU course makes good use of its STDs. The recent graduation of the first course from the new Hawk T2 syllabus should also raise the Typhoon OCU input standard. Expected weapons enhancements include the Meteor AAM, Paveway IV LGB, Storm Shadow stand-off missile, and Brimstone

anti-armour weapon. However, live flying is increasingly under pressure, both financial and environmental, and complex training exercises are both difficult to set up and expensive. The MoD has announced a target of 50%/50% live/ synthetic operational training by 2020, but there is not yet much evidence of the Leuchars STDs being much used for post-graduate training. The two Leuchars squadrons will move to Lossiemouth in 2014, where a third squadron will form, militating for a significant increase in both capacity and capability in the STDs. Increased operating times can only do so much; investment is required. Although cockpit and visual display upgrades for the Leuchars EDCTs are already in the pipeline, and BAE Systems will shortly carry out a trial on improved connectivity, and, of course, existing simulators will continue to be supported, I am not much comforted by the admission by the MoD (MS&T 1-2013) that ‘not a single pound has been earmarked in the UK defence budget for [new] simulation post-2015’. mst

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Two Views The S&T procurement horizon is examined through two prisms – in the US through 2013 TSIS and in Europe through an examination of policy initiatives in France and Austria. Chuck Weirauch and Walter F. Ullrich report.

TSIS 2013 It was a packed scene at the 2013 Training & Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS). More than 700 attendees were anxiously waiting for information to assess the impact of US government sequestration and military budget cuts on their business. The good news they heard during the June 12-13 event in Orlando was that although the predictions of funding for future contracts was more speculative than in the past, the major training organizations announced they were not going to be that far off the mark from the yearly overall total value of contracts they have awarded in previous years. NAWCTSD For example, Rob Matthews, the Naval Air Warfare Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD)'s Deputy Technical Director, 30

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said that his organization estimates to be awarding contracts in excess of $1.5 billion of total value "over the next couple of years." He explained that 30 percent of those contracts would be offered in full and open competition, while 60 percent fall under major acquisition contracts. Two areas that will "really take off" for future business are in the surface and undersea fleets, while international contracts for simulation devices are also growing quite rapidly, Matthews pointed out. Dale Whittiker, Director of International Programs, reported there is potentially $200 million in international contracts this year. However, Tim Cichon, NAWCTSD's Supervisory Contract Specialist, put a bit of a damper on Matthews' report advising that more and more RFPs are going to emphasize "true best value" as a leading factor for proposals. He also pointed

to sequestration as the "big elephant in the room" as far as when RFIs and RFPs would actually be issued due the impact of government and civilian employee furloughs. Mike Merritt, NAWCTSD Director of Aviation Programs, was also cautionary, citing that contractors will find different requirements and cost estimates in RFPs than those seen in last year's TSIS announcements. A $160 million new simulator and refresh contract for the MH-60 helicopter was the highest value contract that he announced, also pointing to more NAWCTSD contracts for Marine Corps aviation and a contract for new MV- 22 Osprey training courseware. John Freeman, Director of Surface and Expeditionary Warfare Programs, told the TSIS audience that Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Training contracts still make up the basis for growth in the Sur-


face Fleet contract area. He outlined the LCS Mission Bay Trainer contract as a "big deal', as well as the LCS Contractor Operations and Maintenance Services and LCS Virtual Ship Training Systems contracts. Brian Hicks, Director of Cross Warfare Programs, reported that his division is gaining new customers and more contract opportunities and stated that the Department of Homeland Security is a part of this growing market as is medical simulation and training. There is a focus on incorporating new and emerging technologies, particularly in the area of intelligent tutors. This technology is a "big imperative" across all of the Navy that has "very high-level attention," Hicks emphasized. For example, he cited the Intelligent Tutoring Authoring and Delivery System II contract, which will provide support for all Navy B and C schools.

NAWCTSD announced contracts for both the MH-60 helicopter and Littoral Combat Ship programs. Image credit: Aaron Burden/ U.S. Navy.

Air Force Training Product Group While the Navy only alluded to the impact of tight budgets and sequestration, the Air Force demonstrated the impact. The representatives of the Air Force Training and Simulation Product Group (TSPG) based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio had their travel budget cancelled and could only attend the Orlando TSIS virtually. The Group's separate annual TSIS held in Dayton and scheduled for May had also been scrubbed. "One of our major challenges is that we are faced with is a diminishing dollar for training solutions," said TSPG Deputy Chief Edward Stanhouse. "In response, we are maximizing competition for our contracts and increasing opportunities for small businesses. We absolutely have to have those training hours." The biggest news from the Air Force is that the service is "very close" to announcing the RFP for the $20.9 billion five-year renewable Training Systems Acquisition III (TSA III) omnibus contract, with that action thought to be taking place "this Fall." Eight other substantial contracts that will be awarded "over the next few years" were also announced at the event. Army PEOSTRI According to James Blake, Program

Executive Officer for the Army's Simulation, Training and Simulation (PEOSTRI) organization, civilian employee sequestration and beyond will have a significant impact on the agency's procurement activities, resulting in the organization operating at 60 percent capacity during the third quarter of this year. As a result, all contract milestones can be expected to "move to the right" during this time. "This is a fiscal environment like one we have never seen before� he emphasized. Regardless of that caveat, the PEO still projects that fiscal year 2013 contract obligations will reach $2.25 billion, according to PEOSTRI's Acquisition Center Director Joe Giunta. The FY 2012 total was $2.36 billion, he added. Guinta also stated that planning for the re-issue of the $270 million Systems Engineering and Technical Assistance (SETA) contract which will expire in August 2014 is in the works, while the draft RFP for the estimated $5 billion multiple award Train, Educate and Coach (TEACH) contract is now planned for issue in the first quarter of FY 2014. Several other PEOSTRI contract areas and areas of further opportunity were highlighted during the 2013 TSIS. Col. Wayne Epps, Project Manager for Constructive Simulation, said that a primary area of concentration will be the Live, Virtual and Constructive Training Environment, with a particular focus for the increasing need for Home Station training. Col. Harry Buhl, Project Manager for Combined Arms Tactical Trainers (PM CATT), said that there would be "a tremendous growth" in the area of medical training systems. One of the opportunities will be in supporting the Air Force Medical Modeling System, while PEOSTRI will continue to grow its strategic partnership to provide training solutions for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Buhl explained. Col. Mike Flanagan, Project Manager for Training Devices (PM TRADE), said that the Army will be providing more training systems support for the Marine Corps, with "the USMC and the Army doing a lot more together." Another emphasis is being placed on the Service Orientated Architecture (SOA), a serviceshared platform that will be essential to the operation of mobile devices throughout the services, he added. Other areas of note include embedded training, the Mobile Instrumented training System, a new procurement contract for the One Tactical Engagement System (OneTESS) and a Tactical Vehicle Training system re-compete.

The European View Training system procurement in Europe is complex and we sketch the training opportunities in two contrasting countries: France and Austria. In France a well-structured and government-supported organisation has been set up to actively promote the nation’s Simulation & Training sector; progress in neutral Austria largely depends on the improvisation skills and personal initiatives of the acting staff at each level in the military organisation. France In the military sector, France boasts one of the most competitive industries certainly in Europe, and perhaps even worldwide. This strength is a consequence of the great deal of support it receives from the French government, which is reflected in a strong prefM S & T M A G A Z INE 3 / 4 . 2 0 1 3

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S&T Opportunities erence for domestic companies when it comes to awarding contracts – just under two thirds of the French Armed Forces’ defence materiel is made in France. When it comes to exports, France is the world’s fourth largest supplier of major conventional weapons. The military-industrial complex is embedded in a framework of multifaceted relations whose main preoccupation is promoting the French armament sector.

DCI – Exporting Capability and Training Since 1972, the Défense Conseil International (DCI), a mid-sized service company in which the French government is the concurring shareholder, has been enhancing the value of proposals made by the French defence industry by offering additional services to buyers from abroad. Within this scope the DCI does not merely support equipment sales but provides an operational capability, at the core of which stands training engineering in the academic, operational and technical fields, as well as maintenance and support services. The DCI branches, which have privileged contacts with the French Army and Gendarmerie (COFRAS), French Air Force (AIRCO), French Navy (NAVFCO) and French Armament Procurement Agency (DESCO), ensure state-of-the-art operational skills that are finely tuned to the particular needs of the respective service. The DCI and its subsidiaries are endeavouring to extend their activities to European Union countries. ADIS – Promoting Simulation for Defence The ADIS Group was created in September 1994 by the DGA, the French MoD’s Procurement Agency, to coordinate all activities related to simulation in the defence sector and to support cooperation between the parties involved. ADIS is the French acronym for Forces-DGAIndustry for Simulation. “From its beginning, it has been the preferred place dedicated to exchanging information between the armed forces, DGA and the defence industry,” said Henri Buenavida, Head of the Modelling, Simulation and Experimentation Division at the DGA and President of the ADIS Group. The group is recognised by all subor32

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dinate organisations of the French MoD that have a say in simulation. It gathers together the Armed Forces, the DGA and defence industry in order to promote, explain and facilitate the use of simulation for the benefit of the French defence community. It also aims to improve the interoperability of simulation applications and tools, as well as the re-use of simulation components. To that end ADIS also carries out technical studies. Today the ADIS Group comprises 50 industrial companies, 10 organisations of the armed forces, 20 DGA institutions and 200 individual members. ADIS activities also include organising various events, including an annual Military Simulation Symposium (dubbed SimDef), which over the past few years has gained in importance on an international level as well. All parties involved confirm that the ADIS Group creates a win-win situation all round. Given that is the case it is surprising that even though ADIS is a highly influential institution and probably the most important network for French simulation professionals, it is quite unknown outside the country.

S&T in the French Armed Forces The top French authority in simulation is the Joint Simulation Organisation cochaired by both Joint Defence Staff and the DGA. The policy pursued by this high-ranking committee in recent years, namely to provide a great deal of support to simulation, has allowed for the progressive implementation of best practices for interoperability and reusability of components. Three major projects are currently being studied: ELLIPSE investigates the interoperability of simulations among each other and between simulations and C2 systems. Contracted at the end of 2012, it will be operational in 2014. DIEDRES studies data and models for simulation with the aim of setting up management tools for users. ADIS is participating in the study. Finally, IRIS addresses rationalisation purposes, for instance using common components. Major simulation projects for the future are linked to the weapon systems that are currently in the procurement process, such as the TIGRE and NH90

helicopters, the A400M transport aircraft, the aerial refuelling tanker MRTT, the multi-mission frigates FREMM, the BARRACUDA nuclear attack submarines, for instance, and the SCORPION, a challenging project intended to define future land equipment. One of the most expensive simulation programmes is the simulator for the French multirole fighter aircraft RAFALE, which will cost around €250m. Overall, the cost of the planned simulation measures is estimated at €1bn. “These days we are struggling to defend the S&T budget. We argue that simulation is a way to maintain capabilities; and we can rationalise simulation even more to reduce costs,” said Lieutenant Colonel Laurent Tard from the Joint Programmes Division at the French General Staff. And he is optimistic: “Thanks to the steering committee at joint level everything is possible today in France!” Austria Despite many years of underfunding, the Austrian Armed Forces have always managed to make ends meet by applying sometimes unconventional, though ultimately pragmatic approaches. MS&T sought out the secret to their success, especially in regard to training and simulation, querying Colonel Wolfgang Kralicek, Head of the Section for Training Equipment & Simulation at the Austrian Federal Ministry for Defence and Sports. MS&T: Despite a sometimes difficult basic situation, your country has made various achievements in regard to training and simulation in recent years. Where do you see the most significant advances? Col Kralicek: As far as simulation is concerned, there are three areas in which we have made substantial progress. First, I would have to mention the procurement of live simulation in connection with the construction of an urban training area on the military training area in ALLENTSTEIG; second, the use of low-cost simulation by the Institutes for Armoured Troops and for Artillery on Land Forces School; and, third, the putting into operation of the Eurofighter Training and Simulation Centre in ZELTWEG. In fact, our financial resources are


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poll on whether to keep a conscription army or to change to a professional army. Since the population voted for a conscription army, working groups are now assessing how to optimise the duties relating to homeland defence and disaster relief. MS&T: NATO’s Smart Defence and the European Union’s Pooling and Sharing are seen as means of addressing the impact of the financial crisis on European defence capabilities. What is the significance of this for Austria? Col Kralicek: Austria has great ambitions to support the processes of “Pooling and Sharing” and NATO’s “Smart Defence”. But there are limitations, and they mean it will take time. Different equipment and, as a result, differed training and views often prevent progress being made more quickly. In my view, the meaning of “Pooling and Sharing” and NATO’s “Smart Defence” is “give and take”, which implies making investments in certain areas. MS&T: What projects will the Austrian

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Armed Forces be addressing in the coming years? Col Kralicek: As regards simulation, I currently consider investments in our constructive Command & Staff Trainer, in linking our virtual low-cost simulation, in enhancing the capability for flight simulators and in live simulation and, last but not least, the use of simulations for operations research as very worthwhile. We are observing developments in NATO, especially the trend toward storing and providing simulation from a centralised point via the Internet. Changes in regard to that technology will pose a great challenge. Although I see many advantages, it will cause a lot of infrastructural problems. But one thing is clear, namely that the major projects we will have to master in the coming years very much depend on the ambitions for national and international missions. And whatever these missions will be, I believe we have to support soldiers in their training by providing them with the appropriate training equipment and simulation. mst

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The NATO booth was one of the most visited at ITEC 2013. Image credit: Walter Ullrich.

kets was the other goal the organisers had set themselves. The Middle East, Asia and Latin America were well represented. Rome saw attendees from 50 different nations – more than in most other years. “The number and quality of visitors from a range of defence and security forces around Europe and even outside of Europe made ITEC a very good use of time for our executives and business development staff,” noted Chris Stellwag, Director, Marketing Communications Defense & Security at CAE.

Learning Technologies - Use & Implementation; Medical Training Challenges; Technological Innovations in Modelling & Simulation. The plenaries were very well received. The plenary session hosted by Prof. Dr Stefan Pickl, Chair for Operations Research, University of the Bundeswehr Munich, saw leading representatives from military and industry offering their view of a modern decision analysis using Operations Research/Modelling and Simulation. A cross-sector panel of cyber security experts lead by Dr Daniel Prince, Associate Director for Business Partnerships and Enterprise, Security Lancaster Research Centre at Lancaster University, analysed potential future challenges facing the world’s IT infrastructure and discussed how education and training can be implemented in the defence and military sectors. “Looking at the results that we achieved, I am truly convinced that the ITEC 2013 conference and exhibition, staged in Italy this year for the first time, fully met the expectations,” said Cristiano Montrucchio. “The major support received by the host nation through its defence, industry and several organisations active in the field of education and training has been a key factor for the success of ITEC 2013,” he added.

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In his keynote, Lieutenant General Carlo Magrassi, Chief of Staff of the Italian Air Force & Air Squadron Deputy Commander, explained how the traditional role of a pilot has evolved considering the impacts on the MS&T sectors. Afterwards, senior military experts reflected on future training, which, they say, will be multinational and cloud-based. For ITEC 2013, the conference chairman Alenia Aermacchi’s Cristiano Montrucchio and his committee had conceived an innovative programme featuring daily plenary openings and six streams: C4I and Cyber Security; Civil Support, Protection & Disaster Event Management; Current and Future Military Operational Needs; Innovative

There were 145 exhibitors in the exhibition hall – the same number as last year; however, many shared a stand with a bigger player and others came with smaller footprints. A trend among exhibitors for concentrating on a few showpieces is continuing. Hardware providers tended to show leaflets and video clips instead of the real thing. A special highlight, on the stand of MIMOS, the Italian Modelling and Simulation Association, was the original “Blériot simulator”, produced in Italy in 1912 and the oldest still remaining flight simulator. There will be no experiments at ITEC 2014 – the event will again be held in Cologne, Germany from 20 to 22 May 2014. mst

ITEC 2013 While not all followed the call to cross the Alps, those who trekked to Rome, 22-24 May, were satisfied. MS&T’s Walter F Ullrich and Dim Jones report.

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ome well known companies such as Raytheon, RUAG, Cubic, Northrop-Grumman and Rheinmetall chose not to attend. Perhaps their decision to stay away was a mistake. “ITEC 2013 was, as usual, a great opportunity to catch up with customers and the M&S industry in general. We had a busy time at the MASA booth,” said JuanPablo Torres, CEO of the French MASA Group. And Damon Curry from Australian Calytrix Technologies confirmed “ITEC this year has been a good show for Calytrix. The attendees we've met seemed highly focused, intent on seriously considering the products on display." “The challenging economic conditions have set a difficult backdrop for industry to engage with government and security officials, so with military representation reaching a record 44% it was encouraging to see so many uniforms in the conference and exhibition halls,” said Anna Campagnoli, ITEC Event Director. More than 2,800 people attended ITEC this year. According to Campagnoli, Rome was chosen to help develop the vital relationship between NATO and industry. Senior NATO officers were not only present throughout the course of the three days, but were actively involved in the events that took place. Opening ITEC up to crucial new mar36

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Seen&Heard A compendium of current news from the military simulation and training industry, compiled and edited by news editor Fiona Greenyer and the MS&T editorial team. For the latest breaking news and in-depth reports go to www.halldale.com.

TRAINING DEVICES & SERVICES CAE has won approximately C$100 million worth of military contracts from customers in more than 15 countries. A CAE 3000 Series AW139 helicopter full flight simulator (FFS) will be jointly developed by CAE and AgustaWestland for Coptersafety. The FFS will be delivered in late 2014 to the Finnair Flight Academy in Finland. The US Navy awarded CAE USA a foreign military sales contract to provide the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) with comprehensive KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services. CAE USA will provide academic and live flight training to pilot, flight engineer, navigator, loadmaster and maintenance personnel. Academic training will be conducted at CAE’s C-130 Tampa Training Center in Florida. Live flight training on the Japanese KC-130R aircraft will occur at various locations within the US and follow-on training services will be provided in Japan. Havelsan has selected CAE to provide its CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for one T-129 helicopter full mission simulator and one T-129 partial mission simulator Havelsan is developing for the Turkish Army. The CAE Medallion-6000 image generator will also be used on a T-129 advanced weapons and tactics trainer (AWTT) that will have a three-channel visual display system. CAE has also announced that the UK Royal Navy’s Lynx Mk8 full mission simulator located at Royal Navy Air Station Yeovil is now in-service and ready-fortraining following a major visual system upgrade. The upgrade included 38

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the addition of the latest generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and new visual display system. Cubic Corporation has been awarded a $21 million foreign military sales contract for its Engagement Skills Trainer 2000 (EST 2000) Plus virtual small arms training system. The order includes systems, weapons, and incountry support with a key subcontractor. EST 2000 uses digital video projectors, high-definition screens, game-based computer graphics and ballistically accurate weapons for

marksmanship, collective and escalation of force training. Cubic’s Simulation Systems Division has received two separate $15 million delivery orders from the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) to develop instructor-led and instructor facilitated self-paced courseware for ship engineers. Cubic Defense Applications has won an additional delivery order from the US Marine Corps to provide an Instrumented-Tactical Engage-

When Boeing Defence UK recently relocated its 'Boeing Portal', a facility dedicated to analysis, modelling, simulation and experimentation, the mandate was to equip multiple laboratories, along with a main presentation room and executive conference room with evolutionary state-of-the-art technology. Graham Salvage of AvexiA, who has been delivering solutions at other Boeing facilities for the past five years, specified the first ever Glass Screen from Paradigm Audio Visual Ltd., in response to an intensive Statement of Requirement, which called for a rear projection glass screen display "The display was required to facilitate multiple high resolution images, to allow visualisation of detailed software-driven content," said Simon Burney, Operations Manager, Advanced Programmes, Boeing Defence UK Ltd. "This would enable us to engage customers, and analyse and understand complex problems." Following evaluation at Paradigm's HQ, a giant soft edge-blended 7.4m x 1.85m display (4800 x 1200 pixel area) was specified as the centrepiece of the reconfigurable main presentation room at the new facility in Fleet.


ment Simulation System (I-TESS) II. Cubic will provide an immersive training capacity that replicates the stresses and threats of actual combat. The I-TESS II system consists of a small-arms transmitter, which can be used with automatic weapons, machine guns, rocket-propelled grenades and AT4 rocket launchers. The US Coast Guard Aviation Logistics Center has purchased the prototype CN235 aircraft and plans to transform it into an HC-144A maintenance training unit. The transformation will configure the CN235 with systems from the HC-144. The systems will have built-in faults that will allow maintenance personnel the opportunity to learn troubleshooting on actual HC-144 aircraft. The HC-144 maintenance training unit will be the first of its kind for an Airbus Military aircraft when the transformation is complete. Meggitt Training Systems has won $17 million in combined contracts from the Italian Ministry of Defense for its FATS® virtual small arms training simulators (SATs). Italy's existing inventory of Meggitt training equipment will expand by 55 SATs and 660 weapon simulators, two of which will complement live weapons. The SATs will be the first to include Meggitt's new FATS M100 system architecture that will support the Italian Army's expanding capabilities because of its compatibility with a wide range of devices and software packages. Two F/A-18C Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFTs) L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) built for the Kuwait Air Force (KAF) have been accepted as ready-fortraining. The training system contract was awarded to L-3 Link by the US Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division in August 2010. The high-fidelity F/A-18C TOFTs replace the KAF’s F/A-18 Weapons Tactics Trainers. The networked simulators let KAF pilots jointly conduct simulated air-to-air and air-to-ground tactics, normal and emergency procedures, and night vision goggle operations in a robust synthetic environment. Both of the simulators are integrated with L-3 Link’s SimuSphere® 360-degree field-of-view visual display. L-3 Link also delivered two instructor operator stations, a brief/debrief system, associated computational systems and a theater-specific visual system database. Cobham plc has been awarded a five-year base contract extension worth £165 million by the UK MoD for essential operational readiness training, with an anticipated value of some £200 million through to 2019. The contract builds on a 25-year partnership with the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force, using Cobham’s understanding of front-line needs and technology know-how to provide training to service personnel operating platforms including the Eurofighter Typhoon and Type 45 Destroyer. While most of the flying is conducted in UK airspace, a number of the MoD's overseas detachments are also supported in regions such as North America and the Middle East. Raydon Corporation has been awarded a multi-year contract with a value in excess of $40M from the Army's Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to design, develop and deliver common driver trainer systems for tactical wheeled vehicle

variants, MRAP mobile and fixed systems, and tank engineering vehicle variants. The common driver trainer (CDT) system consists of virtual trainers, which will be used to train members of the armed forces in the operation of the combat vehicles being fielded to Fort Leonard Wood, Mo and to bases in both Korea and Japan, as well as technical refresh to existing CDT systems fielded through the US. Lockheed Martin and CAE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for F-35 Lightning II training system support and services in Canada. During a ceremony held at the Canadian Pavilion at the Paris Air Show, Steve O’Bryan, vice president of F-35 Program Integration and Business Development at Lockheed Martin and Gene Colabatistto, group president, Defence and Security at CAE, signed the MOU that identifies CAE as a preferred provider of in-country F-35 training support, training system integration, operations and maintenance. The alliance is indicative of the longterm role Canadian industry will hold in the global sustainment of the F-35 fleet for the next 30 years and beyond, and directly supports the evolution of training systems, according to O’Bryan. The 5th generation F-35 Lightning II combines advanced stealth with fighter speed and agility, fully fused sensor information, network-enabled operations and advanced sustainment. Three distinct variants of the F-35 will replace the A-10 and F-16 for the US Air Force, the F/A-18 for the US Navy, the F/A-18 and AV-8B Harrier for the US Marine Corps, and a variety of fighters for other countries. Alenia Aermacchi and the Secretariat General of Defence/ National Armaments Directorate of the Italian Ministry of Defence have signed an agreement to jointly develop a new

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DIGITAL MEDIA CONVERGENCE IN FLIGHT SIMULATION AND TRAINING DESIGN, DELIVERY AND ACQUISITION LONDON / 20 - 21 NOVEMBER 2013 Technologies such as those found in smart phones, tablets, other hand held devices, & multi-media technologies can change the way we create simulations, deliver training content & interact with each other. This conference will examine the developments in the context of flight simulation, flight crew training and aircraft maintenance training. www.aerosociety.com/events Sponsors

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World News & Analysis basic-advanced trainer, the M-345 HET (High Efficiency Trainer). The new device is expected to be ready in four to six years. The agreement calls for the immediate creation of a joint working team to define the technical specifications of the new aircraft and identify the steps necessary for the preliminary study and its consequent development. The new HET will be a further development of the M-345 jet trainer, the latest solution proposed by Alenia Aermacchi for the basic-advanced phase of military pilot training. The goal is to offer a less expensive and more effective solution for training military pilots compared to the current advanced turboprop solutions, which, although sharing the same weight class of the M-345 HET and similar on-board equipment, provide only limited performance and training effectiveness. The new trainer will be designed to guarantee a training syllabus perfectly aligned with that of the advanced and pre-operative M-346, starting from the elevated

similarity between the two cockpits that will allow for the interoperability in joint training missions. Mercury Defense Systems, a subsidiary of Mercury Systems, Inc., received follow-on orders from Boeing, the US Navy and the US Air Force for radar environment simulation equipment worth approximately $1.6 million. The orders are expected to be shipped by the end of Mercury’s fiscal 2014 third quarter. BMT Reliability Consultants (BMT) has won a contract with the Swedish Defence Materiel Administration (FMV) for its intuitive, management information system, RAMtr@ck. The system will deliver total visibility of the use and performance of more than 15,000 high-value training and simulation assets. Until now BMT’s webenabled system was used to measure the in-service performance of training and simulation systems being used, such as FMV’s Leopard II Main Battle Tank Turret Trainers and Command Team Trainer and the CV90 armoured vehicle trainer. This contract extends

the use to cover an additional portfolio of assets, including FMV’s Live Firing Ranges, of which there are more than 140 distributed across 19 wide-spread geographical locations in Sweden. RAMtr@ck provides an intuitive and user-friendly electronic data repository that lets instructors, operators and maintainers record system use and incidents in real time and delivers use, reliability and availability data and an asset management capability. It provides FMV with real-time information related to the whereabouts of its assets at any given time, asset and range use, and details associated with the occurrence of all incidents (failures/defects). Arotech Corporation’s Training and Simulation Division has won $3.7 million in new orders across all of its training and simulation business units, with a portion of the orders extending the Division's on-site support for its fielded systems. Arotech is a provider of defense and security products for the military, law enforcement and homeland security markets.

Hitting the Mark One of the characteristics of the fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq has been the superiority of American and coalition troops in small arms marksmanship, and the generally poor skills of the insurgents. Afghanistan also saw records set for long-distance sniper kills using specialised sniper rifles. Soldiers from the US, Canada, UK and recently Australia (as yet unconfirmed), have all claimed records of over 2,000 meters. Western militaries generally place a high value on marksmanship and consider it a core skill of the warfighter. But like any skill, it is perishable and there is a challenge to sustain it, particularly given the often centralised nature of actual live fire rifle ranges, and the cost of ammunition and travel. Large static ranges that can also feature simulated scenarios/weaponry and threat visuals have dominated much of the procurement process, and typically also require contractor support. The times – and the technology – are changing. Military forces are increasingly looking at having accessible, high quality simulators whenever and wherever they are needed, including at the platoon or company level, thus enabling marksmanship sustainment vs. retraining prior to qualification. The technology and price points now exist for small units to take these systems with them on deployments, on ships, or into embassy postings abroad. In short, any place where it has been difficult to sustain marksmanship, including at the individual soldier level, or networked to support larger unit requirements. 40

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One company fielding the latest technology is Texas-based Laser Shot Inc. The company produces a range of live and virtual marksmanship training systems including conventional live fire ranges, 360 degree shoot houses with virtual targets, as well as crew training simulators, and containerized, mobile and classroom-based systems. They also have an in-house design and manufacturing capability for simulated weapons. VBS2 can be integrated into training systems. Low cost systems include the classroom-based Small Unit Marksmanship Trainer (SUMT), the Portable Small Arms Training Simulator (PSATS), the Tactical Weapons System – Deployable Trainer (TWS-DT), the classroom version referred to as the TWS-CT, as well as the Long Range Precision Shooting Simulator (LRPSS). The LRPSS can support sniper training and features built in VBS2. LRPSS scenarios immerse the marksman or sniper team into an environment complete with simulated wind, time of day, elevation, and 3D human avatars. LRPSS reinforces target recognition, target acquisition, human movement, and adaptive reflexive thinking. With its portable projector, screen, cameras, simulated recoil or non-recoil weapons, accurate ballistics simulation, student performance monitoring and hardened carrying case, the LRPSS reflects the state of the art in deployable and portable marksmanship training systems. More information at www.lasershot.com - Chris Lehman


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World News & Analysis SAAB Goes Virtual For many decades, the Swedish training maker Saab has been known as a prominent global player in live simulation, providing top-notch technology to the armed forces of many nations on all the world’s continents. Two years ago, Saab hopped onto the “virtual” bandwagon, joining a trend that has been becoming ever more evident over the past few years. Saab in early 2011 bought assets from the Czech training and simulation company E-COM. “E-COM’s expertise and portfolio, primarily in virtual training, was identified as the perfect complement to Saab’s current training portfolio,” a proud Henrik Höjer, Head of Training & Simulation in Saab’s Security and Defence Solutions Division, said at the time. “From now on, we will be able to supply an even stronger and broader, more complete training offer.” Founded in 1992, E-COM has for years enjoyed an outstanding reputation in the area of military training and simulation, mainly in the virtual training segment. However, the company always stood in the shadow of its German partner company E-Sigma. Today, E-COM offers a wide range of virtual simulators for different applications, from driver and flight training to weapons training. The acquisition also strengthened Saab’s presence in the Czech Republic. The country is not only an important market for Saab, but is also considered as a base that will enable the business to expand into neighbouring Central and Eastern European countries. In 2012, Saab acquired the Swedish Täby Displayteknik AB, a subsidiary of ISD Technologies AB. The company develops simulator solutions, the most well known being the Joint Fires Synthetic Training (JFIST). Designed for virtual joint exercises with the various weapons systems used by air, naval and ground forces, it allows for single role as well as collaborative training. Compared to the 13,068 employees in the Saab Group as a whole, the 120 people at E-COM and 12 members of staff at Täby Displayteknik play quite a subordinate role. For Saab AB, Training and Simulation, however, the two takeovers signify a substantial step towards becoming a worldwide one-stop provider of comprehensive technology-based training. – Walter F Ullrich 42

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ARMY Honeywell Aerospace has won a three-year, $72.4 million maintenance and training contract from the US Army for Total Package Fielding Army Modernization Training to provide mission-capable vehicles and requisite training to safely operate and maintain heavy tactical vehicles. The award is part of the on going support Honeywell Technology Solutions Inc. (HTSI) has been providing to the Heavy Tactical Wheeled Vehicles Program for more than 18 years. The instructor staff is made up of a group of master instructors, as well as certified instructors, who are able to provide state-of-theart training in real time to on-the-ground units before they take possession of the vehicles. This comprehensive training ensures vehicle operators know all characteristics, capabilities, and functions of the vehicles, and maintainers know how to troubleshoot, order parts and repair equipment. MASA Group has announced that the Brazilian Army has signed a major contract for the use of MASA SWORD. This contract has been signed by Decatron, a Brazilian systems integrator, and will be executed through its consulting arm RustCon, with full support from MASA. It includes the acquisition and full customization of SWORD, MASA's flagship constructive simulation software.

NAVY Aptima is developing CAMO, the Cultural Awareness for Military Operations (CAMO) system, to address the challenge of training Marines to decipher and understand foreign cultures. CAMO is computer-based, interactive training software that prepares Marines to understand and engage with the cultures they're suddenly immersed in, no matter where they're deployed. Under development for the Office of Naval Research, CAMO is being designed to better train Marines to successfully navigate the human terrain in their diverse operations around the world, from peacekeeping to disaster relief. AIR FORCE Alenia Aermacchi, General Dynamics Canada and DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (TCL) have signed a teaming agreement to compete for the Royal Canadian Air Force’s (RCAF) upcoming Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Replacement Program. The team will offer a market variant of Alenia Aermacchi’s C-27J Spartan medium tactical military aircraft. The offering will leverage Alenia Aermacchi’s international success with the C-27J, General Dynamics’ system integration experience, and DRS’ training expertise. Alenia Aermacchi will serve as the prime contractor and will provide the green aircraft platform, including engineering support and avionics. The aircraft will be modified, missionized, and supported in Atlantic Canada by General Dynamics Canada and DRS TCL will provide long-term training support for the fleet. The DRS training development team will design, oversee and manage the creation and maintenance of all


ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH has successfully obtained the on-site acceptance of the training means for the CH-53GA maintenance training tools. Use of the training tools will begin as part of the next round of training sessions at the German School of Army Aviation in Bückeburg. They comprise two cockpit procedure trainer TechLog (CPT-TL) systems installed in a container as well as 30 mobile training devices TechLog (MTD-TL). Each CPL-TL consists of a replica of the CH-53GA cockpit represented by touch-screen monitors, simulated aircraft instruments and an instructor operator station (IOS). The CPT-TLs represent the avionics capabilities of the CH-53GA helicopter with focus on the maintenance functions. The MTD-TLs are a laptop version of the CPT-TL that can be used as an excellent support medium for self-study.

courseware and training aids for the duration of the contract. The training will support the operational mandate of the FWSAR fleet by making maximum use of electronic learning and simulation to optimize availability of the FWSAR aircraft for operational employment. Polish top gun pilots could soon be graduating from a new state-of-theart training centre in Deblin, based on a first-class facility in the UK, operated by a Lockheed Martin joint venture company and recognised for producing some of the world's most capable and respected fast-jet aircrews for new-generation fighter aircraft. WZL 2 Bydgoscz and other partners are teaming with Lockheed Martin UK in a bid to supply the newgeneration training system to Poland to address tomorrow's air security challenges. It would replace the current system operated by the Polish Air Force for more than 40 years using the venerable Iskra jet trainer. If the bid is successful, the new Polish facility would have the state-of-the-art, high-performance, T-50 advanced jet trainer at its core. Environmental Tectonics Corporation has delivered an Advanced Disaster Management Simulator (ADMS) to the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF). The RNLAF will use the modified ADMS-Airbase to train fire and rescue services personnel. ADMS-Airbase consists of a military

base with hangars, aircraft shelters, support facilities, ammunition storages, runways, and nearby residential housing. The portable ADMS-Airbase system at the RNLAF Fire Academy at Woensdrecht Air Force Base is modified with RNLAF emergency response vehicles and personnel and can be transported and used by other bases within the Netherlands. It has a thermal imaging camera to assist responders in recognizing hot spots on both aircrafts and structures and to search for missing persons. Military aircraft have been added including the F-16, Chinook CH-47 and Apache AH-64D helicopters, as well as the Pilatus PC-7 and KDC-10 airplanes. UAS TRAINING General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI), a manufacturer of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA), tactical reconnaissance radars, and electro-optic surveillance systems, and CAE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue opportunities to integrate CAE's simulation systems with GA-ASI's RPA for the purpose of offering international customers a comprehensive training solution. GA-ASI and CAE have teamed for the past two years to offer the Predator B and/or Predator C Avenger RPA to meet Canada's Intelligence,

Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) needs. Specifically, GA-ASI and CAE will explore collaboration to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) mission training system for Predator B/MQ-9/Reaper, Predator C Avenger, and Predator XP. In addition, if the agreement results in a training partnership, this may assist GA-ASI in satisfying its anticipated Canadian Industrial and Regional Benefits (IRB) obligations related to the potential procurement of the company's RPA under Canada's Joint Unmanned Surveillance and Target Acquisition System (JUSTAS) program. SOFTWARE Havok™ has integrated its Vision Engine technology with both Immersive Display Solutions and Scalable Display Technologies. Havok Vision Engine is an end-to-end simulation development framework that is used to create immersive simulation environments for a variety of training use cases including tactical and combat training, MOUT training, operator training, small arms training and driver training. Havok has also entered into an enterprise agreement with Nova Technologies, which will allow Nova to integrate Havok’s 3D full-featured simulation development framework into the Nova Technologies family of systems. MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

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COMPANY NEWS VMASC (Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center) and NADS have agreed to partner in order to research into open architectures and better interoperability for LVC (LiveVirtual-Constructive) distributed simulation. With the signed agreement, VMASC will use Simware platform in research projects. At the same time, VAMSC and NADS will collaborate in research and diffusion projects related to interoperability and open architectures for LVC simulations. Barco has opened a new demonstration and training center in Xenia, Ohio, which will showcase realworld visual display systems and products tailored to meet the needs and requirements of training and simulation markets.The new "Center of Excellence" demo center will feature numerous technologies such as LCoS and DLP® imaging, as well as LED and lamp-based illumination, which form the foundation of Barco's high-fidelity simulation projectors, visual display systems, and proprietary software solutions. Barco's RP-360 immersive dome will showcase a combination of six Barco SIM 10 and six SIM 7 LCoS projectors. Image generators will be provided by Aechelon Technology Inc. showing out-of-the-window (OTW) fast-jet content. A second dome will use six projectiondesign F35 WQXGA projectors with images warped, blended and mapped using Scalable Display Technologies calibration software and integrated with Vital X image generators from FlightSafety International. Advanced Simulation Technology inc. (ASTi) has announced a new partnership with Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim). Through this new partnership, ASTi's Voisus® communication products for VBS2 will be available for purchase directly from BISim's online store. ASTi's Voisus client integrates directly into VBS2, replacing simplistic default in-game comms with high-fidelity simulated radios. 44

Beechcraft Defense Company has signed a contract with the US Air Force for the production of 35 T-6 training aircraft, with an option for two additional aircraft. The contract represents the 19th production lot of T-6 aircraft ordered by the US Air Force and US Navy as part of the Joint Primary Aircraft Training System (JPATS) procurement program. The new contract is valued at $210 million and will comprise 33 T-6 aircraft for the US Navy and two for the US Army.

ARRIVALS & DEPARTURES Lieutenant General Karlheinz Viereck, NATO ACT’s Deputy Chief of Staff Joint Force Training, retired from military service at the end of June 2013. Over the past five years the German general has successfully reformed NATO’s outmoded education and training system, and many consider him the “father” of the e-NATO project. The General was bid farewell by the German Bundeswehr with a ceremonial taps. “The last four years at ACT were the most creative in my service,” he said in his farewell address. Viereck will go on to become publisher at the Quadrum Publishing House based in Berlin, Germany and Norfolk, USA. Viereck’s position at ACT has been taken over by Vice Admiral Javier Gonzalez-Huix, Spanish Navy. CONFERENCES & EVENTS A round-up of conferences and events that MS&T has recently visited or will be attending in the future.

CANSEC 2013 According to organizers, the Canadian Association of Defence and Security Industries (CADSI), CANSEC 2013, held in Ottawa 29-30 May, exceeded expectations again this year. And walking the show floor, it would seem exactly so. With over 10,000 registrants taking part this was largest exhibition of defence and security capabilities of its kind in Canada. In addition to a large and sold out indoor facility where 287 companies showcased their wares, the show featured an outdoor display for more robust pieces of equipment. The show sponsors were C27J Spartan, CAE Inc., DCNS, General Dynamics, Navistar Defense and Thales Canada Inc. Textron Systems sponsored the outdoor static display. As one would expect, CANSEC is a show that is aimed at the defence security market and there was a definite focus on

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World News & Analysis current and potential defence programmes. Even so there were some training items to note. Alion introduced the LCS virtual ship and the LCS virtual DC concepts; Thales demonstrated the Australian ASLAV desktop trainer; RCAF pilots lined up for Lockheed Martin’s F-35 FTD; Pennant drew interest from the airborne community with their virtual parachute trainer VRPT2; NGRAIN is continuing their development of augmented reality applications; C4I, builders of MILSIM and EDMSIM, noted that business is growing and they are making inroads with their lower cost constructive simulation simulations; and Race Rocks 3D Canada is a growing small company that focused on high end 3D imagery and models. CANSEC 2014 will be held at the Ernst & Young Centre on May 28 & 29, 2014 – Jeff Loube

Levels of Fidelity IX The ninth in the biennial Levels of

Fidelity series of seminars was held at the Swedish Army Land Warfare Centre at Kvärn in Southern Sweden between 10 and 12 June 2013. This event has historically been sponsored by those companies that specialise in the area of live and instrumented training for land forces, in conjunction with the armed forces of the host nation; in this case, unsurprisingly, Saab took a lead role for industry. The aims of the seminar are diverse: it provides a focal point for the members of this professional community, allowing an exchange of views and updates on developments in the field, and is a vehicle for static and live demonstrations of tactics and equipment. LoF IX attracted well over 100 delegates from 14 nations. Kvärn is a large and comprehensive training range that, along with the neighbouring facility at Skövde, provides a variety of courses for officers and NCOs. The centrepiece is a recently upgraded facility for Military Opera-

tions in Urban Terrain (MOUT). MOUT is assuming an increasingly prominent position in the training priorities of many armies; indeed, as BGen Stefan Andersson, the Director of Land Training reminded us in his opening address, armed forces - around the western world at least - are undergoing widespread downsizing, and training is constrained by both financial and environmental factors. At the same time, research suggests that the probability of the urban environment as a likely battlefield has increased from 22% in 1950 to 75% today. Presentations included an update from the NATO Urban Combat Advance Training Technology (UCATT) working group on progress towards standardisation and interoperability of training systems, and a report on URBAN WARRIOR V, a trial exercise conducted by the UK Army with the aim of identifying ways in which LVC could be used to redress a perceived imbalance in capability caused by prolonged operations in Iraq

Paris Air Show The Salon de Bourget 2013 – aka the Paris Air Show – took place between 17th and 23rd June, and was notable, inter alia, for some spectacular thunderstorms, and an apparent attempt on the Guinness Book of Records ‘maximum number of people in a shuttle bus without benefit of air-conditioning’. This being very much a showcase for hardware, and somewhat dominated by the civil aviation market, discovering items of interest in the field of military simulation and training took a little detective work, but there were some nuggets to be found. There was a strong Israeli presence at the show, with Elbit, IAI and Rafael much in evidence. A consistent theme was the growing importance of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), the burgeoning requirement for pilots and payload operators, and the consequent need for effective devices with which to train personnel from a wide spectrum of aviation backgrounds. Another notable presence at the show was that of the Russian Federation; all the major companies – Beriev, Ilyushin, Irkut, MiG, Sukhoi and Tupolev – exhibited under the banner of the United Aircraft Corporation; the adjacent stand was occupied by Russian Helicopters. One entertaining, if not state-of-the-art, display was a 3-D MiG-29 simulator, which allowed the victim to practise such disciplines as air refuelling and deck landings. I have to report that my first attempt at the latter resulted in a missed wire followed by a swim. Recognising the need for high-performance image generation and detailed databases for rotary-wing simulation, Sogitech have developed a system shortly to be delivered to the French Army for training on NH90, which gives a very high resolution display over the entire area of France. 46

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Turning to platforms, the most important training aircraft contract on the books at the moment is T-X, the US T-38 replacement programme. Of the three current contenders – the KAI/Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle, the Alenia-Aermacchi M346/T100 Master, and the BAE Systems Hawk AJT - only the Hawk was on display, although the M346’s Russian cousin, the Irkut Yak-130 provided an entertaining flying display. No further details emerged of Boeing’s plans to compete for T-X with a new-build aircraft. In the meantime, other advanced trainer competitions, such as that upcoming in Poland, may give an indicator of how the contestants are viewed. During the show, Alenia-Aermacchi and the Italian MoD announced their collaboration on the development of the M-345 High Efficiency Trainer (HET), expected in service between 2017 and 2020. This lightweight jet aircraft is a development of the M-311 demonstrator, incorporating HUD and glass cockpit, and bucks the recent trend for turbo-prop intermediate trainers, such as Tucano, PC21M and T-6 Texan. On a more general theme, the serious players in the training game no longer offer just a platform or just an STD, not least because all major competitions require comprehensive and coherent solutions; the competitors have to provide them, either alone or in partnership, and all profess to do so, using such terms as ‘system of systems’, ‘integrated training solutions’, and ‘cradle to grave’. However, it becomes increasingly difficult to sort the wheat from the chaff, and to identify original thought from platitude. This, thankfully, will be the task of the bid evaluators, not mine! – Dim Jones


and Afghanistan. This was conducted at the French Army range at Cenzub, perhaps a reflection of a lack of recent investment in MOUT facilities in the UK. Live demonstrations included an update from Saab on exterior building instrumentation, which transfers the effects of direct fire on the outside of the building to the occupants of primary and secondary rooms within, and enhanced monitoring of personnel movements inside a building when GPS signal is lost. A variety of pyrotechnic effects were demonstrated by Chemring, equivalent compressed gas equipment by MilSimFX, a Canadian company, live-fire targets and scoring by Theissen and Meggitt, moving target simulators by MSE, a mobile tracking system by RUAG, and CBRN simulation by Argon. The highlight was a firepower and tactics demonstration by the Swedish Army in CV-90 AIFVs, which included live firing of the impressive Bofors 40mm cannon, and of Saab’s Next-Generation Light Anti-Tank Weapon (NLAW). LoF X is planned for autumn 2015, venue yet to be decided. – Dim Jones

CAX Forum 2013 The NATO Modelling & Simulation Centre of Excellence (NATO M&S COE) in Rome will once again be organising the NATO CAX Forum. The 2013 Forum, which will be held in Rome, Italy from 30 September to 3 October, will focus on technical issues and operating procedures related to simulation-based exercises and training support. The Forum will also host four tutorials: Interoperable Simulation; CAX Process; M&S as a Service; and Synthetic Environment Data Representation.

NMSG Workshop The 2013 NATO Modelling & Simulation Group (NMSG) Multi-Workshop will be held on 17/18 October 2013 in Sydney, Australia. Topics will be M&S Support to Transitioning Forces and Emerged/ Emerging Disruptive M&S Technologies. The Multi-Workshop will look to share the latest thinking on smarter ways to exploit M&S in areas that NATO has prioritised. These areas include Missile Defence, Cyber Defence, Future Mission Networks, Counter IED

operations, and others. M&S provides an enabling capability that can greatly help the Alliance to achieve its Smart Defence goals at less cost. By identifying opportunities and challenges, the MultiWorkshop will explore the potential for M&S to transform the defence enterprise both in a national and coalition context, now and into the future. All sessions will be unclassified/unlimited. The event is open to NATO and Partner Nations and invited observers. mst

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Flight Simulator Census

Flight Simulator Census Compiled by Ian Strachan

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ith drawdown of military forces from combat areas and decreasing military budgets, one might think that flight simulation activity would also decrease. However, the census results indicate continued support for training by simulation, with over 180 more flight simulators this year over 2012 for a new world total of 2341. Contrast this with our 2009 total – 1782. There are increases in the first 10 top countries, which as usual are led by the USA by an enormous margin with 1132, followed by the UK with 122 and France with 115, then no less than 67 other countries from Algeria and Angola to Uruguay and Yemen. The USA also leads in increased numbers with 54 more than 2012, followed by 38 more in France (mainly helicopter simulators), 33 in Turkey (mainly new simulators from Havelsan of Ankara), 11 in Russia, 8 in the UK and 6 in Germany. New nations this year include Afghanistan and Macedonia. Looking at aircraft roles, there are over 1060 simulators for fighter aircraft, including the ground attack role and advanced

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trainers with an attack capability. These are followed by 690 for rotary-wing aircraft (helicopters and the V-22 tilt-engine Osprey), 335 for large multi-engine aircraft and nearly 200 for basic trainers. Compared to last year, there are increases in all categories, 90 for the fighter group, 70 for rotary, 20 for large multi and 13 for basic trainers. On motion systems, there are over 560 simulators with 6-axis motion, mostly for helicopters and large multiengined aircraft, 20 more than last year. However, there are some 1460 simulators without a motion platform. These are mainly from the fighter group but there are also some deployable trailermounted helicopter simulators.


Some simulators without motion platforms have simulator-specific motion seats, some fighter simulators have Anti-G-Suit inflation and high-G visual dimming, and some helicopter simulators have vibration devices. But these motion-cueing enhancements are relatively rare. Only 22% of helicopter simulators have vibration cueing, and only 10% of fighter simulators have Anti-G-suit inflation. Very few have high-G visual dimming. Less than 10% of simulators without motion platforms have motion seats. In contrast, almost all multi-engined aircraft simulators have full 6-axis platform motion. Turning now to display channels, as in previous years 3 and 5 channel visuals are most popular. Compared to last year there are nearly 80 more 3-channel and 30 new 5-channel systems. There is a near doubling of over-10 channel systems to nearly 150, showing a desire in fighter simulators for almost complete 360 degree outside-world visual cover. Table 1: Military Flight Sims by Nation

Above Leading the way – L-3 Link has built 20% of the simulators listed. Image credit: L-3 Link. Right Turkish company Havelsan moved up 15 places in the table with 33 more simulators than last year. Image credit: Havelsan.

Sims Country 1132 USA 122 UK 115 France 56 Germany 55 Russia 52 Italy 52 South Korea 52 Turkey 49 Japan 40 Canada 37 Saudi Arabia 34 Netherlands 31 India 30 Egypt 29 Australia 29 Sweden 28 Spain 28 Taiwan 21 Brazil 21 UAE 20 Singapore 18 Belgium 14 Poland 14 Switzerland 13 Thailand 11 Iraq 11 Israel 11 Malaysia 10 South Africa

% 48.4 5.2 4.9 2.4 2.3 2.2 2.2 2.2 2.1 1.7 1.6 1.5 1.3 1.3 1.2 1.2 1.2 1.2 0.9 0.9 0.9 0.8 0.6 0.6 0.6 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.4

Another area of progress is in Local Area Networks (LAN) and off-base Wide Area Networks (WAN). Only a few years ago most simulators were stand-alone devices, but the tables this year show that 55% can be networked, 30% with WAN for use with other simulators and, in pre-planned exercises, not only with other training aids but with land, sea and air vehicles themselves. Looking at other simulator characteristics, just over 200 are mobile, either mounted in deployable containers or otherwise transportable. Nearly 80 are specifically designed for the US Air Force networked Distributed Mission Operations (DMO) programme, nearly 50 are used mainly for research, and 40 have Roll-on Roll-off cockpits, enabling completely different types of aircraft to be trained on one motion base, computer and visual system. Finally there are about 45 disorientation trainers with Table 2: Military Flight Sims by Manufacturer Sims Manufacturer Country % 484 L-3 Link USA USA 20.7 262 CAE Canada/Germany/USA 11.2 204 Thales UK 8.7 180 Boeing USA 7.7 150 FlightSafety Inc USA 6.4 149 Lockheed Martin USA 6.4 83 Rockwell Collins USA 3.5 76 Environmental Tectonics USA 3.2 53 Frasca USA 2.3 52 Elbit Israel 2.2 44 CSTS Dinamika Russia 1.9 43 Havelsan Turkey 1.8 41 Sogitec France 1.8 40 Camber USA 1.7 34 AMST Austria 1.5 34 Indra Spain 1.5 28 Mitsubishi Japan 1.2 27 BAE Systems UK 1.2 25 QinetiQ UK 1.1 24 AeroSimulation USA 1.0 23 Saab Sweden 1.0 22 Eurofighter Training Germany/Italy/Spain/UK 0.9 22 VRM Slovakia 0.9 20 DoDaam South Korea 0.9 18 Veraxx USA 0.8 17 USAF AFRL USA 0.7 15 Ag Westland Italy/UK 0.6 14 ETC-PZL Poland 0.6 13 Alenia Aermacchi Italy 0.6 M S & T MAGA Z INE 3 / 4 . 2 0 1 3

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Flight Simulator Census full freedom in yaw, and some 30 centrifuges for training in G-induced Loss of Consciousness (G-LOC). Who makes these simulators? The table shows L-3 Link USA well in the lead, followed by CAE and Thales. The first eleven companies are the same as last year, with an increase of 40 made by Lockheed Martin and nearly 25 each by Boeing and Thales. 12th in the table is Turkish company Havelsan with 33 more than last year, moving up 15 places. Overall, 68 companies are included, but 17 of these no longer make simulators and their products will probably soon go out of service. With increases in

simulation technology, military simulation is becoming a more specialised market.

Conclusion There are over 180 more military flight simulators than last year out of a world total of nearly 2350. There are particular increases in the USA, France and Turkey, in the fighter area, and in helicopter simulators with vibration cueing. Growth is also evident in electric motion, transportable devices, simulators with replaceable cockpits, and networking to other devices. mst

Glossary of Terms and Abbreviations Codes Used Within The Tables Aircraft Categories F Fighter, FGA Fighter/Ground Attack, FT Fighter/Trainer, (all with centre-line thrust, little asymmetric effect after an engine failure) G Generic cockpit M Multi-engined aircraft with significant asymmetric effect on closing an engine, and other transport aircraft R Rotary Wing aircraft such as Helicopters, Tilt/Rotor & Tilt/Wings T Trainer aircraft (with centre-line thrust, little asymmetric effect on engine failure) U Unmanned Aircraft Visual Display ch I.G. channels, w Display windows, CC Cross-cockpit Collimated C Collimated D Dome PD Partial Dome F Faceted back-projected Motion Axes 0-6, zero being fixed-base E Electric H Hydraulic V Vibrator(s) M Motion Seat G Anti-G-suit inflation D Dimming of visual at high G Y Freedom in yaw (yaw ring) NK Not Known NA Not Applicable Networking L on-base Local Area Networking (LAN) W off-base Wide Area Networking (WAN) General Abbreviations ACT Air Combat Training/Trainer ACTT Aircrew Command & Tactics Trainer AF Air Force APT Aircrew Procedures Trainer AoI Area of Interest (display), the high resolution centre of a display, sometimes Head-Slaved to where the pilot is looking ASTA Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids AVCATT Aviation Combined Arms Tactics Trainer CPT Cockpit Procedures Trainer DART Display for Advanced Research and Training DisoTr Disorientation Trainer with full freedom in yaw DMO Distributed Mission Operations DMRT Deployable Mission Rehearsal Trainer DSALT Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training FFS Full Flight Simulator FLIR Forward-Looking Infra Red FMS/FMT Full Mission Simulator/Trainer FNPT Flight Navigation Procedures Trainer FTD Flight Training Device GA General Aviation GAT General Aviation Trainer HMD Head-Mounted Display HOTAS Hands On Throttle and Stick IFT Instrument Flight Trainer I.G. or IG Image Generation system LAMARS Large-Amplitude Multimode Aerospace Research Simulator (Gondola on hydraulic arm)

MCAS Marine Corps Air Station MDTS Mission Training by Distributed Simulation MRTT Multi-Role Tanker Transport aircraft NAS Naval Air Station NVG Night Vision Goggles, optical light intensifiers for night vision OFT Operational Flight Trainer OTW Outside World (or Out-the-Window) Pax River MFS US Navy Manned Flight Simulator section at Patuxent River, Maryland PFI Private Finance Initiative, a system where finance is from private companies who gain income from use of the facility PMATS Predator Mission Aircrew Training Systems PSPK Russian for a Flight Simulator with a moving cockpit used for generic aircraft research PTT Part-Task Trainer RFT Ready for Training, normally associated with a date at which a training device will be RFT RoRo Roll-on Roll-off SAR Search and Rescue SE Single Engined SF Special Forces SOF Special Operations Forces TCC Tactical Control Centre TOFT Tactical Operational Flight Trainer TORT Tactical Operational Readiness Trainer TProj Target Projector, for projecting a high-fidelity target image on the overall display u/d Updated UTD Unit Training Device WST Weapons System Trainer WTT Weapons and Tactics Trainer Aircraft Manufacturers Aero Vod Aero Vodochody (Czech Replublic) AgWest AgustaWestland (Italy & UK) BAES BAE Systems Boeing Includes ex-McDonnell Douglas aircraft CASA Construcciones Aeronauticas SA, the Spanish part of the EADS company EADS European Aeronautic Defense and Space company H-Beech Hawker Beechcraft (incl. ex Raytheon aircraft) KAI Korea Aerospace Industries LM Lockheed Martin NorGrumm Northrop Grumman PZL Panstwowe Zaklady Lotnicze, the ex-Polish State Aviation Works Simulator Manufacturers and Operators AAB Army Air Base AFB Air Force Base AFRL Air Force Research Laboratory (USAF) AIDC Aerospace Industrial Development Corporation AMST Austria Metall System Technik ASI Aero Simulation Inc. ATIL Aviation Training International Ltd. BASC Beijing Blue Sky Aviation Technology Co., Ltd. BIAM Beijing Institute of Aviation Medicine CAE includes CAE USA CAE India Private Ltd ex Macmet CAE USA Tampa facility of CAE USA, ex-Reflectone, ex BAE Systems CSC Computer Sciences Corporation EF ASTA Consortium Eurofighter Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids Consortium ETC Environmental Tectonics Corporation

FATEC Fuji Aerospace Technology Co. Ltd. FSI FlightSafety International HATSOFF Helicopter Academy to Train by Simulation of Flying HFTS Helicopter Flight Training Services HTMI Helicopter Training Media International GmbH IAI Israel Aircraft Industries JSDF Japanese Self Defence Force KAI Korea Aerospace Industries L-3 Link Link Simulation and Training LM includes Lockheed Martin Akron & Orlando facilities MDTS Mission Training through Distributed Simulation Merlin FSG Merlin Flight Simulation Group NAS Naval Air Station NLR Netherlands National Aerospace Laboratory PLA People’s Liberation Army (of China) RC Rockwell Collins Government Systems RDE Rheinmetall Defence Electronics ROK Republic of Korea Rotorsim AgustaWestland and CAE Training Centre at Sesto Calende, Italy Shanghai E Shanghai Eastern Flight Training Co SIMONA SIMulation, Motion and Navigation Institute of the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft) SIRE Synthetic Immersion Research Environment SLM Singer Link Miles ST Electronics Singapore Technologies Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd. STS Tulsa Safety Training Systems Inc., Tulsa, OK TCT Tactical Control Centre Thales includes ex-Rediffusion, Singer-Link Miles and Thomson CSF Thales Fr Cergy Pontoise factory (ex Thomson CSF) TsAGI Tsentral’ny Aerogidrodinamicheski Institut (Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute) VRM Virtual Reality Media WIML Wojskowy Instytut Medycyny Lotniczej (Wojskowy Aero Medical Institute, Warsaw) Image Generator and Display Systems Aechelon (USA) - PC Nova CAE (Canada) - MaxVue, Medallion, Tropos CATI Carmel Applied Technologies Inc. Compuscene Imagery from the ex-GE company CSTS Dinamika Raduga IG Diamond Visionics - DiaVis imgery FlightSafety International - Vital series imagery FO HMD Fibre Optic Head-Mounted Display Frasca - FVS, TruVision imagery GMO Glass Mountain Optics Indra (Spain) - INVIS imagery ISM - Industrial Smoke and Mirrors Link Simulation & Training - ATAC DiG, SimuView imagery, also SimuSphere faceted display LM (Lockheed Martin) - CompuScene (ex GE) imagery PC/PC IG Personal Computer / PC-based Image Generator PCX-IG PC-based IG using the PCX system from the ex Zsoft Corporation Quantum3D (USA) - Aalchemy, Indepedence imagery Redifun (RSI) - RasterFlite, Raster XT Rockwell Collins (ex Evans & Sutherland Imagery) - CT series, ESIG, EPX, Harmony, PT2000, SimFusion, SP series SGI Silicon Graphics International Corp - Onyx imagery Sogitec - Apogee imagery Tector - Opdis imagery (company no longer in imaging business) Thales - Image, Space series, ThalesView, Visa XPI - XPI Simulation Ltd.

We invite comments and corrections to the tables. Updates can be incorporated on the census summary on our web page that is revised more often than the annual printed version. 50

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Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

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Afghanistan - Air Force Mil Mi-17ANAAC R VRM/ASE/FTC 2 VRM/IMMAX 5ch/4wPD 180x45 2V L FTD/FMS/NVG Algeria - Air Force LM C-130H Hercules M CAE 2 Medallion 3chCC 150x40 6H Plus FSI-built systems trainer Angola - Air Force Aero Vod L-39-C/ZA Albatros FT&GA VRM 1 pC-NOVA 3ch/3w 150x45 0 L FTD Mil Mi-17 Hip R VRM 1 PC IG / Vega 3ch/3w 180x45 0V L FTD Moravan Zlin 143/242 T VRM 1 VRM/IMMAX 1ch/1w 60x45 0 L CPT/FNPT Argentina - Air Force Boeing A-4M Skyhawk FGA Camber 1 SGI 3ch/3wC 150x40 0 L Bombardier Learjet 35 M Frasca 1 TruVision 3ch/3w 150x40 6H Dassault Mirage III/5/50/C/E/VP F Thales 1 Vital 4 3ch/3w 150x40 0 IAI Dagger A F IAI 1 Vital 4 3ch/3w 150x40 0 Argentina - Army Bell UH-1H Huey R Frasca 1 TruVision 3ch/3w 220x60 6H Argentina - Navy Dassault Super Etendard FGA Thales 1 Apogee 3ch/3w 150x40 4H Australia - Air Force Airbus EADS A-330 (KC-30A MRTT) M CAE 1 Medallion 3chCC 150x40 6H Plus mission sys trainer BAES Hawk 127 FT&GA BAES 2 SGI 1ch/1w 15x25 0 PTT BAES Hawk 127 FT&GA BAES 2 SGI 1ch/1w 40x30 0 Through BAES Australia BAES Hawk 127 FT&GA BAES 2 PXC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 0 WST Boeing B737 AWACS Wedgetail M Thales 1 ThalesView 3chCC 150x40 6H Plus flat-panel trainer Boeing C-17 Globemaster III M FSI 1 Vital 9 5chCC 225x50 6E L Level D+ FMS Boeing F/A-18C Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 3 SimuView 1ch/1w 40x30 0 L Tactical Trainers Boeing F/A-18C Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 1 SimuView 6ChF 360x130 0 SimuSphere display Boeing F/A-18C Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 1 SimuView 6ChF 360x130 0 L SimuSphere display Boeing F/A-18C Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 1 SimuView 8chF 360x130 0 L SimuSphere display Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 2 SimuView 8chF 360x130 0 L TOFT, SimuSphere display Generic fighter F ETC 1 PC IG 1ch/1w 40x30 3E DisoTr Gyro IPT II LM AP-3C Orion M CAE 1 MaxVue 3chCC 150x40 6H LM AP-3C Orion M Thales 1 ESIG-5530 5ch/5w 210x40 6H LM C-130H Hercules M CAE 2 Medallion-S 5chCC 200x40 6H Visual u/d LM C-130J Hercules M CAE 2 Medallion-S 4ch/5w 200x40 6H Australia - Army Eurocopter Tiger ARH R Thales 1 ThalesView 6chD 200x60 6H 2 cockpit FMS + 2x2-cockpit CPTs Eurocopter Tiger ARH R Thales 1 ThalesView 9chD 200x60 0 1 x 2-cockpit CPT NH Industries NH-90 R CAE 2 Medallion 5chCC 220x60 6H Level D qualified Sikorsky UH-60A Black Hawk R CAE 1 MaxVue Enh B 5chCC+2chin 220x60 6H Plus Maintenance Trainer Austria - AeronautX Cessna Citation Jet 2 M VRM 1 VRM/IMMAX 3ch/3w 150x35 0 L FTD II Austria - AMST training facility Generic G AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 123x30 6H DisoTr Airfox Generic G AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 6HY DisoTr Airfox Austria - Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon FGA EF ASTA Consortium 1 Medallion-6000 16chD 360x130 0MGD L FMS, Target Projectors Austria - Jet Alliance Flight Training Cessna Citation Jet 1 M VRM 1 X-Plane 3ch/CC 180x40 6E L Cessna Citation Jet 2 M VRM 1 EP-1000CT 3ch/3w 135x33 0 L FNPT II MCC Bahrain - Air Force BAES Hawk Mk 129 FT&GA Thales 1 ThalesView 11chD 330x90 0MG EO trainer BAES Hawk Mk 129 FT&GA Thales 1 ThalesView 1ch/1w 60x40 0 Avionics trainer LM F-16C Block 40 FGA L-3 Link USA 1 SGI 1ch/1w 40x30 0 UTD Sikorsky UH-60M/L M Rockwell Collins 1 PC IG 6ch/5w 145x60 0M FTD 7, Transportable Bangladesh - Air Force Generic fighter F ETC 1 PC IG 1ch/C 40x30 4EY DisoTr Gyrolab GL-1000 Generic fighter L39 FT&GA ETC 2 PC IG 1ch/C 40x30 4EY DisoTr GyroFlight Belgium - Air Force Aermacchi SF-260D T Frasca 2 TruVision 3ch/3w 170x40 0 AlphaJet F AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 123x30 0 FTD Dassault/Dornier AlphaJet E FT&GA Thales 2 ThalesView 3ch/3w 150x40 6H LM F-16 MLU FGA Thales 1 ThalesView 1ch/1w 40x30 0 ULT LM F-16 MLU FGA Thales 2 ESIG 30+ 6chD 270x60 0 WST LM F-16A MLU FGA LM 2 PC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 0 WST Multi-role helicopter R Thales 5 ThalesView 3chD 180x45 0V Tactical helicopter mission trainer Belgium - Army AgWest A-109 R CAE 1 PT-2000 3ch/3w 150x40 6H AgWest A-109 B1 R Thales 1 Space Magic 3ch/3w 150x40 0 52

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Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

Belgium - CAE Training Centre LM C-130H Hercules

M CAE 1 Vital 4 3chCC 150x40 6H Brazil - Air Force Alenia/Embraer AMX A-1 FGA Compro 3 SGI 3ch/3w 170x40 0 EADS CASA C-295 M CAE 1 Medallion 3chCC 150x40 6H Embraer Emb-312 Tucano FT&GA ABC Dados 6 Opdis 3ch/3w 150x40 2H Embraer Emb-314 Super Tucano FT&GA Elbit 5 PC IG 3ch/3w 180x60 0 L NorGrumm F-5BR Tiger II FT&GA Elbit 2 PC IG 3ch/3w 180x60 0 L Inc helmet display NorGrumm F-5E Tiger II FT&GA LM 1 ESIG HD 5chD 210x50 0 Ex GE Training Centre Brazil - Navy Bell Jet Ranger III R Thales 1 PXC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 4H Boeing TA-4J FGA Quintron 1 PC IG 2ch/2w 70x40 3H Brazil - Embraer Embraer R&D FGA Camber 1 PC 3ch/3w 150x40 0 L WTT Canada - Canada Wings Aviation Training Beechcraft C90B King Air M FSI 1 Vital 9 3chCC 180x50 6HV Bell 412 R FSI 1 Vital 9 5chCC 200x60 0V Bell 412 R FSI 1 Vital 9 5chCC 200x60 6HV Grob G120A T Atlantis 1 Vital X 6ch/6w 220x60 0 Level 5 FTD Canada - Air Force AgWest AW101 Cormorant R Atlantis 1 CATI 3ch/3w 120x30 0 L To AW Specification - SAR Training BAES Hawk 115 FT&GA BAES 1 SGI 1ch/1w 46x29 0 CPT Bell B412/212 R CAE 1 MaxVue 5chCC+2chin 220x60 6H Boeing CF-18 Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 2 SGI 8chF 360x130 0MG W SimuSphere display Boeing CF-18 Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 4 SGI 8chF 360x130 0MG W SimuSphere display Boeing CF-18 Hornet FGA L-3 Link USA 10 PC IG 1ch/1w 40x30 0 W HOTAS PTT Boeing CH-47 R CAE 1 MaxVue 5chCC+2chin 220x60 6H Boeing F/A-18 Hornet FGA CAE 1 Vital 9 6chD 220x50 0 Boeing F-18 Hornet FGA Wyle (operator) 1 VRM/IMMAX 3ch/3w 120x35 4EG Centrifuge LM C-130H Hercules M CAE 1 Vital 4 3chCC 150x40 6H Maxvue display LM C-130H Hercules M CAE 1 MaxVue 3chCC 150x40 6H LM CC-130J Hercules M CAE 2 Medallion-6000 3ch/3w 210 X 50 6H FMS LM P-3 Orion (Aurora) M CAE 1 Medallion-S 4ch/5wC 210x45 6H Level D qualified LM P-3 Orion (Aurora) M CAE 1 Medallion-S 4ch/5wC 210x45 6H Canada - Forces Generic fighter F ETC 1 PC IG 1ch/1w 40x30 3E DisoTr Gyro 1 Sikorsky CH148 Cyclone R Rockwell Collins 2 ESIG EPX-5000 10chD 200x90 6H L Canada - NFTC BAES Hawk FT&GA CAE 2 MaxVue Enh B 3ch/4w 200x45 0 Beechcraft T-6 Texan II T CAE 1 MaxVue Enh B 3ch/4w 180x40 6H Beechcraft T-6 Texan II T CAE 2 MaxVue Enh B 8chD 300x60 0 Chile - Air Force Dassault Mirage III/5/50 F Sogitec 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 180x40 0 EADS CASA C-101 Aviojet A-36 FT&GA Indra 1 INVIS 3ch/3w 150x40 0 Flat panel display Generic trainer SE piston F ETC 1 PC IG 1ch/1w 40x30 3E GAT II sim China - BIAM Generic fighter F AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 3G Centrifuge Generic fighter F AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 6HY DisoTr Airfox China - PLA Air Force Generic fighter F AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 150x40 3G Centrifuge Generic fighter F Beijing BlueSky 1 CGI 4chF 270x45 0 ACT Generic fighter F Beijing BlueSky 1 CGI 5chD 330x60 0 ACT Harbin Y-5 M Beijing BlueSky 1 CGI 3ch/3w 150x40 0 Shenyang F-6/J-6 (MiG 19) F Beijing BlueSky 1 CGI 3ch/3w 150x40 3H Shenyang F-6/J-6 (MiG 19) F Beijing BlueSky 1 CGI 4ch/5w 300x135 0MG Head-tracked display Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker FGA Beijing BlueSky 1 CGI 3ch/3w 150x40 6H Colombia - Air Force Enstrom F28F Falcon R Frasca 1 TruVision 3ch/3w 180x45 0 Columbia - Vertical de Aviation Mil Mi-8/Mi-17 R VRM/ASE 1 VRM/IMMAX 1ch/1w LCD 24� 0 L CPT Croatia - Air Force MiG 21-bis Fishbed F Soko Z I 1 Apogee-6 1ch/1w 60x45 0 Pilatus PC-9 T Frasca 1 TruVision 3ch/3w 150x40 0 Czech Republic - Aero Vodochody Aero Vod L-159B FT&GA E-COM 1 E-COM 6chD 220x150 0 Aero Vodochody training facility Aero Vod L-39 FT&GA E-COM 1 E-COM 4ch/5w 60x120 0 Aero Vodochody training facility Czech Republic - Air Force Generic F&R L39, L159, MiG29, Rotary G ETC 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 110x30 4EY DisoTr Gyro IPT II MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

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Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

Sims Image on line Generator 1

Saab Grape/PC

Visual Display 8chD 240x155

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

0

Czech Republic - Helicopter Training Centre Ostrava Mil Mi-171

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

8ch/PD 210x60

0

L

FFS

Denmark - Air Force AgWest AW101 Merlin

R

Atlantis

1

Dia Vis Genesis

3ch/3w 120x30

0

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

DisoTr Gyro 1

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView

7ch/7w 270x130

0

L

SimuSphere display

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView

3ch/3w 120x40

0

L

PTTs

LM F-16 MLU LM F-16 MLU

L

To AW Specification - SAR/Maritime training

Ecuador - Air Force Dassault Mirage F1

F

Thales

1

SP-3

3ch/3w 150x40

0

IAI Kfir C2

F

IAI

1

Vital 4

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Egypt - Air Force Academy Grob G115E

T

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Egypt - Air Force Aero Vod L-59E Albatros Boeing AH-64D Longbow Dassault Mirage 2000E

FT&GA Letov LV

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x40

0

R

Boeing

1

CGI

4ch/5w 200x45

0

F

Thales

1

Visa

6chD 270x60

0

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet MS1

FT&GA Thales

1

SP-3

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Embraer Emb-312 Tucano

FT&GA ABC Dados

Plus ejection seat trainer

5

Opdis

3ch/3w 150x40

2H

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

DisoTr GL 1000

Generic Single Eng

T

ETC

10

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

GAT II model

1

CGI

3chCC 200x45

0

Hongdu K-8E Karakorum LM C-130H Hercules

FT&GA Beijing BlueSky

1

Medallion-6000

3ch/3w 210 X 50

6H

LM F-16 Block 15, 32, 40L

FGA L-3 Link USA

M

CAE

4

CGI

3ch/3w 180x60

0

L

LM F-16C/D Block 52

FGA LM

2

PC IG

25chD 360x150

0

LW

ULT RC dome, LCoS projectors

Finland - Air Force BAES Hawk 51

FT&GA Thales

1

INSTA

1ch/1w 150x40

0

BAES Hawk 51

FT&GA Thales

1

INSTA

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Boeing F-18C Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

CompuScene 6

6chD 300x75

0

Boeing F-18C Hornet

FGA Boeing

3

PC IG Simcore

8chPD 220x110

0

WTT

France - 5 RHC, Pau Eurocopter Tiger HAP

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 200x60

0

1 x Ro-Ro FTD, 2 cockpits

France/Germany - Armies - Combined Training Eurocopter Tiger HAP/UHT

R

Thales

4

ThalesView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

4 x Ro-Ro FTD, 2 cockpits

Eurocopter Tiger HAP/UHT

R

Thales

4

ThalesView

9chD 240x85

6H

4 x Ro-Ro FMS, 2 cockpits

France - Air Force Airbus A-400M

M

Thales

1

5chCC 225x50

6H

FFS

Dassault Mirage 2000

F

Latecoere

1

1ch/1w 40x30

3G

Centrifuge Model 101.5

Dassault Mirage 2000-5

F

Sogitec/Thales

2

Apogee4

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD

Dassault Mirage 2000C2/3

F

Thales

2

ThalesView

6chD 270x60

0

Visual u/d

Dassault Mirage 2000D

F

Sogitec

3

Apogee

1ch/1w 40x40

0

UTD

Dassault Mirage 2000D

F

Sogitec

5

Apogee

5chD4.6m 270x135

0

Dassault Mirage 2000D

F

Sogitec

5

Apogee 3

5chD8m 270x135

0

Dassault Mirage 2000D

F

Thales

2

Apogee

6chD 270x135

3H

Dassault Mirage 2000N

F

Thales

1

Visa 4

4ch/5w 160x40

0

Dassault Mirage F1CT

F

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Dassault Rafale

M

Thales /Sogitec

4

Sogitec

9chD 360

0G

FGA Sogitec/Thales

0

Dassault Rafale F2

ThalesView

8m dome Visual u/d

4

Apogee

8chD 330x130

Thales

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 220x150

0

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet E

FT&GA Thales

3

Space Magic

1ch/1w 40x30

6H

Visual u/d

Embraer Emb-312 Tucano

FT&GA Thales

3

Space Magic

1ch/1w 40x30

0

FTD, visual u/d

Dassault/Dornier Alpha jet

M

Eurocopter AS 555 AN Fennec

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Eurocopter AS 555 AN Fennec

R

Thales

2

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Eurocopter AS 555 AN Fennec

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Eurocopter AS532 & SA330

R

Sogitec

1

Apogee 3

6chD 200x60

6H

Convertible, Puma or Cougar

Eurocopter EC 145

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

with chin windows

Transall C-160 NG

M

Thales

3

Space Classic

3ch/3w 180x40

6H

France - Army Eurocopter AS 555 AN Fennec

R

Thales

2

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Eurocopter EC120 B

R

Thales

5

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

Eurocopter SA342 Gazelle Viviane

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

Eurocopter SA342 Gazelle Viviane

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

Eurocopter SA342 Gazelle Viviane

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

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Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

Eurocopter SA342 Gazelle Viviane

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

Eurocopter SA342 Gazelle Viviane

R

Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 180x60

0

Grob 120

T

Frasca

3

Sogitec

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Multi-role helicopter

R

Thales

6

ThalesView

3chD 180x45

0V

Tactical helicopter mission trainer

Multi-role helicopter

R

Thales

6

ThalesView

3chD 180x45

0V

Tactical helicopter mission trainer

Multi-role helicopter

R

Thales

6

ThalesView

3chD 180x45

0V

Tactical helicopter mission trainer

Multi-role helicopter

R

Thales

6

ThalesView

3chD 180x45

0V

Tactical helicopter mission trainer

France - Navy AgWest WG-13 Lynx HAS2/4

R

Thales

2

Space Magic

4ch/5w 220x45

Dassault Atlantique ATL2

M

Thales

2

Space Magic

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Dassault Rafale

M

Thales /Sogitec

2

Sogitec

9chD 360

0G

Dassault Rafale F1

FGA Sogitec/Thales

2

Apogee 6

1ch/1w 60x40

0

Dassault Rafale F2

FGA Sogitec/Thales

2

Apogee-6

8chD 330x130

0

Dassault Super Etendard

FGA Thales

1

Space Magic

3ch/3w 150x40

4H

1

Apogee-4

3ch/4w 190x50

6H

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

CAE USA/Sogitec

6H

UTD, one on A/C carrier

France - Helisim Centre Eurocopter AS332/532 S Puma/Cougar

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

5chCC 200x60

6H

Ro-Ro, Super Puma & Cougar

Eurocopter AS365/AS565 Dauphin/Panther R

Thales

1

ThalesView

5chCC 200x60

6H

Ro-Ro, Dauphin & Panther

Eurocopter EC155 Super Dauphin

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

5chCC 200x60

6H

Ro-Ro, EC155, EASA/FAA certified

Eurocopter EC225/AS725 S Puma/Cougar R

Thales

1

ThalesView

5chCC 200x60

6H

Ro-Ro

Eurocopter NH-90

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6H

NH Industries NH-90

R

CAE/Thales Fr (HTMI)

1

ThalesView

5chCC 220x45

6H

Ro-Ro

France - Singapore Air Force Alenia Aermacchi M-346

T

Alenia Aerm./CAE/Boeing 1

Medallion 6400

14ChD 360x130

0MG

L

Full Mission Simulator

Alenia Aermacchi M-346

T

Alenia Aerm./CAE/Boeing 1

Medallion 6400

14ChD 360x130

0MG

L

Full Mission Simulator

Germany - German Aerospace Center (DLR) Eurocopter EC-135

R

RDE Bremen

1

PC IG

14chD 240x85

6E

RoRo, different cockpits

Germany - Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

13chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

5chF 220x120

0

L

Cockpit Trainer

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

13chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

5chF 220x120

0

L

Cockpit Trainer

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

13chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-6000

8chPD 220x120

0

L

Cockpit Trainer

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-6000

16chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-6000

8chPD 220x120

0

L

Cockpit Trainer

Generic fighter

F

AMST

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

6H

Diso Tr Airfox

Generic fighter

F

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3G

Centrifuge

Generic multi

M

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 120x40

6H

Diso Tr Airfox - 2 seats

MiG 29A Fulcrum

F

CAE/ERA

1

Medallion

3ch/3w 150x40

0

u/d CAE Stolberg

NH Industries NH-90

R

HFTS

1

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6HV

6H

Panavia Tornado IDS

FGA CAE

LW

3

Medallion-S

7chD 300x120

Transall C-160

M

CAE

1

Medallion 6000

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Transall C-160

M

Thales

1

ESIG-3000/200

4ch/5w 200x45

6H

u/d CAE Stolberg, laser projection

Germany - Air Force/Navy Panavia Tornado IDS

FGA CAE

4

CompuScene 3

7ch7wColl 210x45

6H

Germany - Army Bell UH-1D Huey

R

CAE

2

Harmony

4ch/5w 240x90

Eurocopter EC-135

R

CAE

8

Harmony

5chCC 240x90

6H 6H

NH Industries NH-90

R

HFTS

1

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6HV

Sikorsky CH-53 Stallion

M

CAE

1

Harmony

3chCC 150x40

6H

LW

Germany - Army & Air Force NH Industries NH-90

R

HFTS

2

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6HV

LW

Germany - Fritzlar Regiment Eurocopter Tiger UHT

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

1 x Ro-Ro FTD, 2 cockpits

Eurocopter Tiger UHT

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

9chD 240x85

6H

1 x Ro-Ro FMS, 2 cockpits

Germany - HFTS NH Industries NH-90

R

Thales

2

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6H

Plus FTDs

NH Industries NH-90

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6H

FMS

NH Industries NH-90

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

8chD 230x85

6H

FMS

NH Industries NH-90

R

CAE

4

Medallion-S

5chCC 210x45

6H

Germany - Navy AgWest Lynx

R

CAE

1

MaxVue Plus

5chCC 180x60

6H

AgWest Sea Lynx 41/88

R

CAE

1

MaxVue Plus

5ch/4w 200x40

6H

Ex Netherlands

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Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer LM P-3C Orion

M

CAE

Sims Image on line Generator 1

SP-3T

Visual Display 3chCC 150x40

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

6H

Germany - Roth Regiment Eurocopter Tiger UHT

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

1 x Ro-Ro FTD, 2 cockpits

Eurocopter Tiger UHT

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

9chD 240x85

6H

1 x Ro-Ro FMS, 2 cockpits

Germany - NATO AWACS Boeing E-3A Sentry

M

CAE

1

Medallion 200

3chCC 150x40

6H

Germany - Simtec DO228 FNPT II

M

AMST

1

PC IG

2ch/2w 80x30

0

FNPT II

Germany - US AF NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

2

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 2-ship

Greece - Air Force Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

1

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

Dassault Mirage 2000-5

F

Sogitec

1

Apogee

5chD4.6m 270x135

G

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView

4ChF 180x70

Generic LM F-16 C Block 52+

0M

W

OFT

0 6HY 0

DisoTr Airfox SimuSphere display

Hungary - Air Force Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

8chD 240x155

0

India - HATSOFF Training Centre (CAE & HAL) Bell 412 EP

R2

CAE

1

Tropos 6000

8chCC+2W 220x60

6H

Eurocopter AS365 N3

R2

CAE

1

Tropos 6000

8chCC+2W 220x60

6H

HAL DHRUV

R2

CAE

1

Tropos 6000

8chCC+2W 220x60

6H

Ro-Ro

India - Air Force Antonov AN-32

2

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

L

BAES Hawk 132

FT&GA BAES

2

PXC IG

1ch/1w 56x44

0

L

BAES Hawk 132

FT&GA BAES

1

PXC IG

3ch/3w 180x50

0M

L

BAES Hawk 132

FT&GA BAES

1

PXC IG

1ch/1w 46x29

1

Medallion

3ch/3w 150x40

BAeS/Dassault Jaguar Darin 1

M

CAE/Macmet

FGA CAE/Macmet

0 6HMG

CPT PTT

L

Dassault Mirage 2000

F

Elbit

1

PC IG

14chPD 300x100

0

Dassault Mirage 2000H

F

Thales

1

Visa

6chD 270x60

0

Dornier/HAL Dornier 228

M

CAE/Macmet

2

PC IG

5ch/5w 200x40

0V

Generic fighter

F

AMST

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

6H

Diso Tr Airfox

Generic fighter

F

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3G

Centrifuge

Generic

G

AMST

2

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

6H

Diso Tr Airfox

LM C-130J Hercules

M

CAE

1

Medallion

5chCC 150x40

6H

F

CAE/Macmet

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

3

Visa 4

3ch/3w 180x40

6H

MiG-27 Flogger SEPECAT Jaguar

FGA Thales

Inc helmet display & target proj

L

L

India - Army HAL Alouette - Chetak/Llama

R

CAE/Macmet

2

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0V

L

India - Navy AgWest Sea King 42

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

BAES Sea Harrier

FGA Camber

1

SGI

3ch/3w 150x40

0

L

WST

BAES Sea Harrier FRS51

FGA CAE/Macmet

2

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

L

Original 1983 by SLM

BAES Sea Harrier FRS51

FGA Thales

1

Harmony

6chD 270x60

6H

Visual u/d

1

PC IG

7chD 300x75

6H

Laser projectors, Avior system

MiG-29K Fulcrum

R

F

Thales

RDE Bremen

3H

Indonesia - Air Force BAES Hawk 209

FT&GA Thales

1

ESIG 3000

6chD 270x60

0

BAES Hawk 53

FT&GA ETC

1

Opdis

1ch/1w 40x30

0

FGA ETC

1

Opdis

1ch/1w 40x30

0

1

MaxVue Enh

5chCC 210x45

6H

1

ESIG-3000

3chD 270x90

0

1

Opdis

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Boeing A-4E Skyhawk LM C-130H Hercules LM F-16A Block 15 NorGrumm F-5E Tiger II

M

CAE

FGA Thales FT&GA ETC

Head-tracked AoI

Indonesia - Army Bell NB412

R

Frasca

1

GT100

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Eurocopter NBO-105

R

Frasca

1

GT100

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Indonesia - Navy Socata TB-10

T

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Iran - Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook

R

Beijing BlueSky

1

CGI

4ch/5w 200x45

0

Iraq - Air Force Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

1

Vital 9

1ch 45 x 33

0M

W

IFT

Mil Mi-171E

R

VRM/ASE/FTC

1

VRM/IMMAX

5ch/4w 180x45 (70)

0V

L

FTD 7

Iraq - Air Force (US Training Program)

Bell 206

R

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Bell Huey

R

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Cessna 172

T

Frasca

3

TruVision

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Cessna Caravan

M

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 180x45

0

IsraeI - Air Force LM F16 C/D 56

FGA Elbit

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PC IG

6chPD 220x100

0

L

Inc helmet display


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

2

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

Boeing F-15I/AUP Eagle

F

LM

1

ESIG

4ch/5w 210x100

Generic fighter

F

IAI

1

PC IG

5chPD 230x85

Generic

G

Elbit

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 120x60

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

LM F-16A

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities 0M

Remarks

W

0 0VMG 0 0MG

L

ACT Missile trainer at Rafael

LM F-16D

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

6chD 220x100

0

L

Two seats

LM F-16I

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

6chD 220x100

0MG

L

2 cockpits

Sikorsky CH-53 & UH-90

R

CAE

1

MaxVue

5chCC+2chin 220x60

6H

Ro-Ro, 2 cockpits

Sikorsky CH-53 & UH-90

R

CAE

1

MaxVue

5chCC+2chin 220x60

6H

Ro-Ro, 2 cockpits

Italy - Aermacchi Aermacchi MB-339A

FT&GA Elbit

4

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Aermacchi training centre

Italy - Alenia Sim Centre Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

M

Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

2ch/2w 80x30

0

LW

Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

M

Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

3chCC 180x40

0

LW

U

Alenia Aermacchi Sky-X/Y UAV

Cockpit trainer

Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LW

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

5chD 220x140

0

LW

E-ACPT1

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

7chD 360x135

0MG

LW

Plus 2 TProj

Italy - Air Force Aermacchi M-346

FT&GA CAE

1

Medallion

3ch/3w 150x40

Aermacchi MB-339C/D

FT&GA Elbit

2

SGI

3ch/3w 180x45

0 0 6H

Agusta Bell AB-205

R

CAE

2

Vital 4

5chCC 210x45

Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

M

Opinicus/Alenia

1

Alenia Sapphire

3chCC 180x45

6E

L

FFS with NVG

Alenia Aermacchi T-346A

T

Alenia Aermacchi

1

Medallion 6400

25ChD 360x130

0MG

L

Full Mission Simulator

Alenia Aermacchi T-346A

T

Alenia Aermacchi

1

Medallion 6200

3ch/3w 180x60

0

L

Flight Training Device

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

5chD 220x140

0

LW

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

13chD 360x130

0MGD

L

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-6000

16chD 360x130

0MGD

L

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

1ch/1w 40x25

0

LW

AC PT2 model

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

5chD 220x140

0

LW

E-ACPT3 model

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

2

Medallion-6000

16chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

5chF 220x120

0

L

Cockpit Trainer

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6HY

2

SGI

1ch/1w 40x30

0

CAE

1

Vital 9

5chCC 200x40

6H

Plus avionics PTT

FGA CAE/Galileo

2

Medallion

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Visual u/d

Generic LM F-16A ADF LM KC-130J Hercules Panavia Tornado IDS

G

AMST

FGA Compro M

E-ACPT4 model FMS, Target Projectors FMS, Target Projectors

DisoTr Airfox

Italy - Army Agusta Bell AB-205A

R

CAE

1

MaxVue Enh

3ch/4w 150x40

6H

2 cockpits

AgWest A129 Mangusta

R

Thales

1

Medallion-S

6chD 270x60

6H

2 cockpits

Italy - Navy AgWest EH101

R

AgWest/CAE

1

Medallion 6000

8chC 220x60

0

L

Also NVG mode

AgWest EH101

R

CAE/AgWest

1

Medallion 6000

8chC 220x60

0

L

Also NVG & rear console

AgWest EH-101

R

CAE

2

Medallion

5chCC 210x45

6H

2

pC-NOVA

8chF 360x135

0G

Boeing/BAES Harrier II+

FGA Indra

Maxvue display

LW

Italy - Rotorsim Centre (AgWest/CAE)

AgWest AW139

R

AgWest/CAE

1

Medallion 6220

8chD 210x80

AgWest AW139

R

AgWest/Frasca

1

TruVision

6chPD 200x70

0

EASA FTD 2

AgWest AW139

R

CAE/AgWest

1

Medallion-6000

3ch/3w 210X80

6H

Civil & military trg

AgWest AW-139 & A109

R

CAE

5

Medallion-S

5chCC+2chin 200x60

6H

Ro-Ro, 2 cockpits

AgWest AW-139 & A109

R

CAE/AgWest

1

Tropos 6000

5chCC+2chin 210x80

6H

AgWest AW189

R

AgWest/CAE

1

Medallion 6220

3ch/3w 150x40

0V

AgWest AW-189

R

CAE

1

Medallion-6000

5chCC 210x80

6H

NH Industries NH-90

R

CAE/RDE/ThalesFr (HTMI) 2

Tropos 6000

5chCC+2chin 210x80

6H

6EV

L

Also NVG mode

EASA FTD 2

Japan - JSDF Air Beechcraft Beech 400A Jayhawk

M

LM

1

SGI

5chCC 180x40

6H

Based on USAF T-1A

Boeing F-15J

F

ETC

1

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3EG

Centrifuge G-FET 6G/s 15G

Boeing F-15J

F

ETC

1

PXC IG

3ch/3w 120x70

4EY

DisoTr GL 4000

Boeing/Mitsubishi F-15J Eagle

F

LM

5

ESIG-3000

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Boeing/Mitsubishi(MHI) F-15J Eagle

F

Mitsubishi(MPC)

6

DiaScene IG-5530GT

8chD 260x80

0MG

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

Hawker U-125A Hawker 800

M

CAE/Fuji (FHI)

1

SE2000+

5chCC 210x45

6H

M

Kawasaki C-1A

Thales

1

ESIG-3250

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Kawasaki T-4

FT&GA Mitsubishi(MPC)

2

DiaScene IG-5530GT

3chCC 180x60

6H

Kawasaki T-4

FT&GA Mitsubishi(MPC)

2

DiaScene IG-950

8chD 260x80

6H

LM C-130H Hercules

M

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-4530

5chCC 220x46

6H

Mitsubishi F-2A

F

Mitsubishi(MHI)

2

PC IG

5chD 240x120

0M

Mitsubishi F-2A

F

Mitsubishi(MHI)

1

DiaScene IG-5530GT

6chD 210x110

0M

UTD DisoTr GL 2000

Visual u/d Visual u/d

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Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer Sikorsky/Mitsubishi UH-60J Black Hawk R

Sims Image on line Generator

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-750

Visual Display 5chCC+2chin 220x60

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

6H

Japan - JSDF Ground

Bell/Fuji AH-1S Cobra

R

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

ESIG-4000

3chCC 150x40

6HV

Bell/Fuji AH-1S Cobra

R

Mitsubishi(MPC)

2

DiaScene IG-1000

3chCC 150x40

6HV

Bell/Fuji UH-1J Iroquois

R

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-3000

3ch/3w 165x40

6E

Boeing AH-64DJP Longbow

R

Boeing

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Boeing/Fuji AH-64D Apache

R

Fuji Aero (FATEC)

1

DiaScene IG-7500

4ch/5w 180x60

0

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-95

3chPD 165x40

6E

Sikorsky/Mitsubishi UH-60JA Black Hawk R

Flat panel display Flat panel display

Japan - JSDF Maritime Beechcraft TC90

M

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-95

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM P-3C Orion

M

CAE/Mitsubishi (MHI)

2

MaxVue

5chCC 210x45

6H

LM/Kawasaki P-3C Orion

M

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-3000

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM/Kawasaki P-3C Orion

M

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-1000

3chCC 150x40

6H

Shinmaywa US-1A

M

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

DiaScene IG-3000

3ch/3w 180x40

0

ShinMaywa US-2

M

ShinMaywa

1

PC IG

3chCC 180x40

6H

Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon

R

Mitsubishi(MPC)

1

PT-2000SJ

5chCC+2chin 120x40

6HV

Sikorsky/Mitsubishi SH-60K Sea Hawk R

Mitsubishi(MHI)

1

DiaScene IG-950

5chCC+2chin 220x60

0

Sikorsky/Mitsubishi SH-60K Sea Hawk R

Mitsubishi(MHI)

2

DiaScene IG-3000

5chCC+2chin 220x60

0

Flat panel display Visual u/d

Japan - US Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey

R

Veraxx Eng Corp

2

pC-NOVA

6ch/5w 220x60

0V

LM KC-130J Hercules

M

CAE

1

Vital 9

5chCC 200x50

6H

L

LM KC-130T Hercules

M

JF Taylor

1

ESIG-4530

3ch/3w 180x40

0

Containerised FTD

Japan - US Navy NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

ASI

1

EPX

1ch/2w 90x40

0

L

Reconfigurable

Jordan - Air Force Dassault Mirage F1C EADS CASA C-101CC Aviojet

F

Thales

FT&GA Indra

1

Visa

3ch/3w 150x40

1

Vital 5

1ch/1wC 30x40

0 0

LM F-16 MLU

FGA Thales

1

ESIG 3000

6chD 270x60

0

LM F-16A Block 15

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

SGI

3ch/3w 150x40

0

UTD

LM F-16A MLU

FGA LM

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

ULT+

Kazakhstan - Air Force MiG-31 Foxhound Sukhoi Su-25 Frogfoot

F

CSTS Dinamika

FGA VRM

2

Raduga CD

4ch/5w 200x60

0

L

FMS

1

X-Plane

3ch/3w 135x45

0

L

FMS

Kuwait - Air Force Boeing F/A-18C Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView

9ChF 360x130

0

Boeing F-18C Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

CompuScene 4

6chD 300x75

0

FT&GA Thales

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

FGA Boeing

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

BAES Hawk 64 Boeing F-18C Hornet Generic

F

ETC

L

TOFT, SimuSphere display WTT UTD DisoTr GL 1000

Kuwait - Army Boeing AH-64D Longbow

R

Boeing

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Macdeonia - Air Force Mil Mi-17/171/8

R

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

PC IG

6chPD 210x60

0

Mil Mi-24 Hind

R

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

PC IG

6chPD 210x60

0

Malaysia - AIROD Training Centre AgWest AW139

R

CAE/AgWest

1

Medallion 6220

8chD 210x80

6EV

L

Also NVG mode

Malaysia - Air Force BAES Hawk 208

FT&GA Thales/Sapura

1

CompuScene 6

3ch/3w AOI 330D

0

Head-tracked AoI, also avionics trainer

Boeing F-18D Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

CompuScene 6

6chD 300x75

0

WTT

Boeing F-18D Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

SimuView HD

9ChF 360x130

0

TOFT, SimuSphere HD-9

6H

EADS CASA CN-235-220M

M

Sapura Defence

1

Saab Grape

3ch/3w 180x40

Generic Light piston

F

ETC

1

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE

1

Vital 10

3ChCC 180x40

6H

MiG 29N Fulcrum

F

CAE/Sapura

1

MaxVue Enh A

3ch/3w 40x120

0

MiG 29N Fulcrum

F

CAE/Sapura

1

MaxVue Enh B

3ch/3w 55x120

0

Multiple MiG 29, F-18, Hawk, Su-30 FGA ETC

1

PXC IG

5chPD 120x70

3EG

Sukhoi Su-30

1

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

F

ETC

GAT II sim

Centrifuge ATFS 400 10g/s 15G

Mexico - Air Force Mil Mi-17-1V Hip

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

5chPD 220x60

0

L

FFS

Mexico - Navy Generic Helicopter

R

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Generic Twin Engine

M

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Morocco - Air Force Agusta Bell AB-205A

R

CAE

1

Vital 3S

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

2

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0M

1

ESIG

2ch/2w 90x40

6H

1

Vital 3S

2ch/2w 70x45

6H

1

SimuView

9ChF 360x130

0

Dassault/Dornier Alpha Jet 1H LM C-130H Hercules LM F-16C Block 52 58

FT&GA Thales M

CAE

FGA L-3 Link USA

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SimuSphere display


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

Myanmar - Air Force MiG 29 Fulcrum

F

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

6chPD 120x60

0

L

FMS

Netherlands - Air Force AgWest Lynx

R

CAE

2

MaxVue Plus

5chCC 210x45

6H

Boeing KDC-10

M

CAE

1

Medallion-6000

3ch/3w 210 X 50

6H

Boeing KDC-10

M

CAE

1

Medallion-6000

3ch/3w 210 X 50

6H

Eurocopter BO-105CB

R

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Generic

G

AMST

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

1EM

Barany Chair

Generic

G

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6HY

DisoTr Airfox

LM C-130 Hercules

M

CAE

1

Medallion 6400

5chCC 210x45

6H

Visual u/d

LM F-16 MLU

FGA Thales

7

ESIG 3000

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD

LM F-16A MLU

FGA LM

7

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

ULT+

1

PC IG

5ch/5w 160x30

0V

FTD

PC7

T

AMST

Netherlands - Navy AgWest Sea Lynx 27/88/90

R

CAE

1

MaxVue Plus

5chCC 210x45

6H

Netherlands - NLR Generic Reconfigurable

R

NLR

1

NLR PC IG

4ch PD 180x70

0

L

HPS, for heli research

Generic Unmanned

U

NLR

1

NLR PC IG

3ch3w PC

0

L

MUST, for research & ops, coupled to

Fighter Sim, ATC sim

LM F-16MLU

FGA NLR

2

NLR PC IG

1ch/1w 45x30

0

L

F4S, for research & ops, ACT 4-ship

LM F-16MLU

FGA NLR

2

NLR PC IG

3ch/3w 135x30

0

L

F4S, for research & ops, ACT 4-ship

Various Reconfigurable

G

NLR

1

NLR PC IG

1ch/1w 45x30

0

L

APERO, for research, human & cockpit

Various Reconfigurable

G

NLR

1

NLR PC IG

3chCC 210x50

6E

L

GRACE, for research; coupled to ATC sim

Netherlands - SIMONA Insitute Generic

M

Delft Tech Uni

1

Harmony

3chCC 180x40

6H

Research, special motion platform

Netherlands - TNO Generic

F

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3GY

DisoTr Desdemona Trainer

New Zealand - Air Force AgWest AW 109LUH

R

AgWestland

1

ESIG

7chD 220x60

6EV

LM P-3K Orion

M

Fidelity Flt Sim

1

LCD Mosaic Wall

3ch/4w 40x150

6E

L

Bell UH-1H Huey

R

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Also NVG mode

Nigeria - Air Force Aero Vod L-39ZA Albatros LM C-130H Hercules

FT&GA Letov LV M

CAE

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

1

Vital 4

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM F-16 MLU

FGA Thales

2

ESIG 3000

1ch/1w 40x30

0

SEPECAT Jaguar

FGA Thales

1

Image 2

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Ex Tampa, installed by Rotran

Norway - Air Force Eurocopter AS332L Super Puma

R

Thales

1

ESIG

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

DisoTr Gyro 1

LM F-16

FGA Thales

2

ESIG 3000

3chD 270x60

0

Head-tracked AoI

LM F-16A MLU

FGA LM

2

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

WST

Oman - Air Force AgWest Super Lynx 300

R

CAE

2

Medallion-S

5chCC+2chin 200x60

0

Generic

F

ETC

2

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Avionics Trainer

1

SimuView

6ChF 300x130

0

FMT, SimuSphere display

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LM F-16C Block 50+ Pilatus PC-9

FGA L-3 Link USA T

Frasca

Pakistan - Air Force Generic

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x30

4EY

LM F-16A Block 15

FGA Thales

F

ETC

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LM F-16C Block 52

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView HD

9CHF 360x130

0

DisoTr GL 1500 ATDs, SimuSphere HD

Peru - Air Force Dassault Mirage 2000P

F

Sogitec

1

Apogee

6chD8m 200x60

0

Poland - Air Force LM F-16C/D Block 52

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView

3ChF 160x70

0

SLTs SimuSphere display

LM F-16C/D Block 52

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

SimuView

8chF 360x130

0

FMT, SimuSphere display

Piper/Cessna M-28 Seneca & Cessna 172 T

ETC-PZL

1

PC COTS

3ch/3w 180x60

0

PZL-130TC1 Orlik

T

ETC-PZL

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

PZL-130TC1 Orlik

T

ETC-PZL

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

PZL-Mielec I-22 Iryda

T

ETC-PZL

1

SGI

3ch/3w 150x40

6E

PZL-Mielec M-28 Bryza 1R

M

Letov LV

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

6H

PZL-Mielec TS-11 Iskra

T

ETC-PZL

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6E

PZL-Swidnik W-3 Sokol

R

ETC-PZL

1

SGI

3ch/3w 200x60

6E

SW 4 Schweizer 300

R1

ETC-PZL

1

PC COTS

3ch/3w 200x60

4EY

Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter

FGA ETC-PZL

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Sukhoi Su-22M4 Fitter

FGA ETC-PZL

1

SGI

3ch/3w 190x50

6E

UTD Also aero-medical trg

Gyro IPT3 UTD

Poland - WIML Aeromed Institute Generic

F

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3G

Centrifuge

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Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

Portugal - Air Force LM F-16 MLU

FGA Thales

1

ESIG 3000

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LM F-16 MLU M2

FGA Thales

1

ESIG 4530

3ch/3w 180x40

0

LM F-16A

FGA Indra

1

Vital VII

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LM F-16A MLU

FGA LM

1

ESIG HD

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Vought A-7P Corsair II

FGA Indra

1

Vital 7

3ch/3w 150x40

0

ULT+

Qatar - Air Force AgWest Sea King Commando Dassault Alpha Jet Dassault Mirage 2000-5

R

Thales

FT&GA Thales F

Sogitec

1

0

6H

1

Sogitec

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

1

GI 10000

1ch/1w 40x40

0

No OTW visual UTD

Romania - Air Force Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

M

Opinicus/Alenia

1

Alenia Sapphire

3chCC 180x40

Alenia Aermacchi C-27J Spartan

M

Alenia Aermacchi

1

Alenia Sapphire

3chD 180x45

0

L

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

0V

L

Craiova IAR-99 Soim

FT&GA Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

0 Data Link with flying A/C

IAR SA330 Puma

R

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

0V

L

MiG-21 Lancer

F

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

PC IG

3chPD 120x40

0

L

Inc helmet display

MiG-21 Lancer

F

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

SGI

3chPD 120x40

0

L

Inc helmet display

Pilatus PC-9

T

ETC

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

1

GAT II sim

Russia - Kamov Kamov Ka-52

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

6chPD 180x83

0

L

FMS

Russia - MiG Engineering Center MiG 29 Fulcrum

F

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

3ch/3wC 129x28

0

L

FMS

Russia - Mil Helicopter Mil Mi-28NE Havoc

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

3ch/3w 120x30

0

L

Research Sim

Russia - Air Force Aero Vod L-39

FT&GA CSTS Dinamika

5

Raduga CD

3ch/3w 190x50

0

L

FMS

Aero Vod L-39

FT&GA CSTS Dinamika

4

Raduga CD

3ch/3wC 129x30

0

L

FMS

Kamov Ka-52

R

CSTS Dinamika

2

Raduga CD

6chPD 180x83

0

L

FMS

MiG-31 Foxhound

F

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

5ch/5wC 200x28

0

L

FMS

MiG-31 Foxhound

F

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

3ch/3w 120x30

0

LW

PTT

MiG-31 Foxhound

F

CSTS Dinamika

2

Raduga CD

3ch/3wC 120x28

0

LW

FMS

Mil Mi-24P Hind

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

3ch/PD 120x40

0

L

FMS

Mil Mi-24P Hind

R

CSTS Dinamika

3

Raduga CD

5ch/PD 176x60

0

L

FMS

Mil Mi-24PN Hind

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

1ch/1w 40x30

0

L

PTT, Inc FLIR, NVG

Mil Mi-28NE Havoc

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

6chPD 160x70

0

L

Head tracked, inc FLIR, NVG

Mil Mi8

R

Transas

5

Transas Aurora

8chPD 240x140

6E

Mil Mi-8AMTSh

R

CSTS Dinamika

2

Raduga CD

8chPD 240x70

0

L

FMS, Inc FLIR, NVG

Mil Mi-8MTB-5

R

CSTS Dinamika

3

Raduga CD

8chPD 240x71

0

L

FMS

Sukhoi Su-24M

F

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

2ch/2w 80x45

0

LW

PTT

Sukhoi Su-24M

F

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

4ch/4wC 172x28

0

LW

FMS

L

Sukhoi Su-30MK

FGA Kronshtadt/Sukhoi

2

Transas Aurora

5chD 270x110

0

Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker D

FGA CSTS Dinamika

2

Raduga CD

3ch/3wC 120x28

0

L

FMS

Sukhoi Su-33 Flanker D

FGA CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LW

PTT

Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback

FGA CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

4ch/4wC 172x28

0

L

FTD

Sukhoi Su-34 Fullback

FGA CSTS Dinamika

2

Raduga CD

8chPD 180x80

0

LW

FMS

Russia - Army Mil Mi-17 Hip

R

Kronshtadt

2

Transas Aurora

8chD 180x75

0

L

Mil Mi-17V5 Hip

R

Kronshtadt

1

Transas Aurora

8chD 180x75

6E

L

Mil Mi-26T Halo

R

Kronshtadt

1

Transas Aurora

8chD 180x75

0

L

Mil Mi-35M Hind

R

Kronshtadt

1

Transas Aurora

8chD 180x75

6E

L

Russia - Sukhoi Training Facility Sukhoi Su-27 Flanker C

FGA CSTS Dinamika

1

Transas Aurora

3ch/3w 110x30

0

L

Research Sim

Russia - TsAGI Generic fighter

F

TsAGI

1

TsAGI

1ch/1w 60x45

4H

Research Sim type PSPK 102

Generic fighter

F

TsAGI

1

CompuScene 6

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Research Sim type PSPK 2

Generic fighter

F

TsAGI

1

TsAGI

8chPD 240x140

0

Research Sim type PS 10M

Generic

F

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3G

Centrifuge

Generic Multi

M

TsAGI

1

TsAGI

3ch/4wC 160x40

6H

Research Sim type PSPK 102

Saudi Arabia - Air Force BAES Hawk 65

FT&GA BAES

2

PXC IG

1ch/1w 50x25

0

BAES Hawk 65

FT&GA Thales

2

ESIG

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Bell 412SAR

R

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 140x30

0

Bell B412/212

R

CAE

2

Vital 9

3chCC 150x40

6H

Boeing E-3D Sentry

M

Thales

1

SP-X

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Boeing F-15C Eagle

F

Boeing

6

AAlchemy

6chD 330x60

0

Boeing F-15C Eagle

F

LM

3

ESIG HG

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Boeing F-15S Eagle

F

LM

3

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Boeing KE-3D Sentry tanker

M

Thales

1

SP-3T

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

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DMO 3x2-ship UTD, plus avionics trainer


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer Eurofighter Typhoon

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities 0

L

Remarks

2

EPX 500

5chPD 220x140

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

1EG

Centrifuge G-Lab

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x30

4EY

DisoTr Gyro IPT II

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE

2

ESIG 4530

3chCC 150x40

6H

M

CAE

LM C-130H Hercules

FGA BAES

Sims Image on line Generator

Cockpit Trainer

1

Medallion

3chCC 150x40

6H

Panavia Tornado F3 ADV

FGA Thales

1

RC Harmony

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Plus CPT

Panavia Tornado GR4

FGA Thales

2

RC Harmony

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Plus two CPTs CPT

Pilatus PC-9

T

BAES

2

PXC IG

1ch/1w 50x25

0

Pilatus PC-9

T

BAES

2

EPX 500

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Saudi Arabia - Navy Eurocopter AS-332 Super Puma

R

Thales

1

Space

6chD 270x60

6H

Eurocopter AS-565N Dauphin 2

R

Thales

1

Space

6chD 270x60

6H

Singapore - Air Force Aermacchi M-346

FT

CAE

1

Medallion

3ch3w 150x40

0

Beechcraft C90GTi

M

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 220x58

0

W

Head-tracked AoI

Boeing A-4 S1 Skyhawk

FGA CAE/STTS

1

Vital 6

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Plus mission trainers

Boeing A-4SU Skyhawk

FGA CAE/STTS

1

CompuScene 6

2chD24ft 270x90D

0

Head-tracked AOI

Boeing CH-47D Chinook

R

CAE

1

Medallion

5chCC 200x45

6H

Eurocopter & Sikorsky AS332/532 & UH60 R

CAE

3

Medallion 6000

5chCC+3chin 240x50

6H

Ro/Ro S Puma, Cougar, BlackHawk

Eurocopter AS332B/M S Puma

R

Thales

1

Compuscene 6

6chD 270x60

6H

Op by STTS company

Eurocopter AS550 A2/C2 Fennec

R

ST Electronics

1

Soko CGI

3ch/3w 180x45

0

Eurocopter EC-120

R

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 220x60

0

Generic fighter

F

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3G

Centrifuge at Aeromedical centre

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3EG

G-FET

Generic

G

AMST

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

6HY

DisoTr at Aeromedical centre

FGA ST Electronics

1

PC IG

3ch/4w 200x45

0

FT&GA ST Electronics

4

Onyx2

1ch/1w 40x30

0

1

Medallion 6000

3ch/3w 240 x 90

6H

LM F-16C NorGrumm F-5E Tiger II Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk

R

CAE

LW

Plus distributed mission trainers Ro/Ro S Puma, Cougar, BlackHawk

Slovakia - Opera Jet Training Centre Cessna Citation Jet 2

M

VRM

1

VRM/IMMAX

3ch/3w 135x33

0

L

Military use

Slovakia - Air Force Aero Vod L-39-C/ZA

1

VRM/IMMAX

3ch/3w 150x45

0

L

FTD

MiG 29 Fulcrum

FT&GA VRM M

VRM

1

VRM/IMMAX

6ch/6w 180x90

0

L

FMS

Mil Mi-17 Hip

R

VRM

1

X-Plane

4ch/4w 180x45 (70)

0

L

FMS

South Africa - Air Force BAES Hawk 120

1

SGI

5chPD 180x130

Eurocopter AS532 Cougar

R

Thales/RUAG

1

ESIG-4530

6chD 270x60

6H

Pilatus PC-7 Astra

T

Thales

4

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Pilatus PC-7 Astra

T

Thales

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

2

Saab Grape/PC

9chD 240x155

0

LW

1

AAlchemy

3ch/3w 120x50

0

L

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D AgWest AW 109LUH

FT&GA BAES

FGA Saab R

AgWestland

0MG

L

Also NVG mode

South Korea - Air Force BAES Hawk 67

1

ThalesView

4ch/5w 200x40

0

FFS

Boeing F-15K Eagle

FT&GA Thales F

Boeing

1

Independence

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD

Boeing F-15K Eagle

F

Boeing

1

Independence

6chD 330x60

0

Boeing/LM F-15K, KF-16

F

ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x30

3EG

EADS CASA CN-235-100M

M

Havelsan

1

Harmony-II

5chCC 220x45

6H

Generic fighter

F

DoDAAM

1

CGI

3ch/3w 45x180

3H

Centrifuge

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

1EG

Centrifuge G-Lab

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3EG

Generic

G

DoDAAM

1

CGI

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Pilot aptitude trainer

Generic

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3EG

GL-4000 Centrifuge

Generic Helicopter Reconfigurable

R

DoDAAM

6

CGI

6chPD 75x150

0

Tactics trainer

Iliushin T-103

FT&GA DoDAAM

1

CGI

1ch/1w 35x40

0

CPT to FAA FTD Level 5

KAI KT-1 Ungbi

FT&GA KAI

4

Onyx 2

3ch/3w 150x40

0

KAI KT-1 Ungbi

FT&GA KAI

2

Onyx 2

6chD7.3m 200x60

0

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle

FT&GA KAI/Dodaam

2

Harmony 2

3ch/3w 180x60

0

KAI T-50 Golden Eagle

FT&GA KAI/Dodaam

1

Harmony 2

8chD7.3m 315x180

3H

LM F-16C Block 25

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

ESIG-3000

5chD 330x60

0

LM F-16C Block 25,52

FGA L-3 Link USA

6

SGI

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LM F-16C Block 52

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

CompuScene 6

5chD 330x60

0

LM F-16K

DisoTr GL 1000

UTD

ETC-PZL

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x30

3EG

LM KF-16

FGA DoDAAM

2

Eigen

11chD 300x130

0MG

L

FMS

LM KF-16

FGA DoDAAM

4

Eigen

6chPD 210x110

0MG

L

FMS

FT&GA DoDAAM

1

CGI

1ch/1w 40x30

0

CPT

NorGrumm F-5E Tiger II

F

ATFS-400 Centrifuge, 2 cockpits

L

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

R

DoDAAM

1

CGI

3ch/3w 150x40

3H

FTD

Sikorsky UH-60P Black Hawk

R

DoDAAM

1

CGI

1ch/1w 40x30

0

FTD

Sukhoi Su-30

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

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Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

South Korea - Army Bell AH-1F/S Cobra

R

CAE

1

ESIG-4350

4ch/5w 210x60

6H

Sikorsky UH-60P Black Hawk

R

Thales/DoDaam

1

ThalesView

4ch/5w 200x45

6H

South Korea - Navy AgWest Lynx

R

DoDAAM

1

CGI

5chCC 210x60

6EV

W

Links to Sonar Stn & P-3 sim

Sikorsky UH-60P Black Hawk

R

CAE

1

ESIG-4350

4ch/5w 210x60

6H

W

Link to other UH60P

Sikorsky UH-60P Black Hawk

R

DoDAAM

1

CGI

5chCC 210x60

6E

W

Link to other UH60P

South Korea - US Air Force

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

2

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 2-ship

Spain - Airbus Military Airbus A-400M

M

Thales

1

ThalesView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

L

FTD

Airbus A-400M

M

Thales

1

ThalesView

5chCC 225x50

6H

L

FMS, also flat panel trainer

Spain - Air Force Boeing EF-18A Hornet

2

Indra

3chC 150x40

0G

Canadair CL-415

M

Indra

1

Invis2

3ch/3w 180x40

0

Dassault Mirage F1M

F

Indra

1

Indra

1ch/1wC 30x40

0

Dassault Mirage F1M

F

Thales

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

3

INVIS

3ch/3w 150x40

0

1

Medallion

3chCC 150x40

6H

EADS CASA C-101B Aviojet EADS CASA C-295

FGA Indra

FT&GA Indra M

CAE

LW

Flat panel display

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-6000

8chPD 220x120

0

L

Cockpit Trainer

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

13chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-6000

16chD 360x130

0MGD

L

FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

1

Medallion-X

5chF 360x130

0MGD

L

Cockpit Trainer

Generic trainer T-6

T

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/C 40x30

LM C-130 Hercules T-10

M

Indra

1

INVIS

3ch/4w 200x45

0

FT&GA Indra

1

INVIS

3ch/3wC 150x40

0

1

INVIS

6chPD 200x45

0

NorGrumm F-5M Tiger II Sikorsky S-76

R

Indra

4EY

DisoTr Gyro IPT II

Spain - Army Boeing CH-47 Chinook HT-17

R

Indra

1

INVIS

3ch/4w 200x45

Boeing CH-47 Chinook HT-17

R

Indra

1

INVIS

8chD 210x80

0

LW

6EV

Eurocopter AS532 Cougar HU21L

R

Indra

1

INVIS

3ch/4w 200x45

LW

0

Eurocopter AS532 Cougar HU21L

R

Indra

1

INVIS

LW

8chD 210x80

6EV

Eurocopter Tiger HAD

R

Indra

1

LW

INVIS

12chD 240x120

6EV

Eurocopter Tiger HAD

R

Indra

1

LW

2 cockpits

INVIS

6chD 165x120

0

LW

2 cockpits

Spain - Navy Boeing/BAES EAV-8B Harrier II

FGA Indra

1

CT5A

9chD 150x40

0G

FMS

Boeing/BAES Harrier II+

FGA Indra

1

pC-NOVA

8chF 360x135

0G

FMS

1

INVIS

5wCC 210x120

6HV

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

R

Indra

W

FMS

Sudan - Air Force Hongdu K-8S Karakorum

FT&GA Beijing BlueSky

1

CGI

3chCC 200x45

0

Sweden - Saab Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

11chD 270x155

0

L

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

6chD 270x155

0

LW

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

3chD 170x40

0

Sweden - Air Force AgWest AW 109LUH Saab 105/SK60

R

AgWestland

FT&GA Sjรถlan&Thyselius

1

Independence 3000

3ch/3w 180x50

0

2

PC IG

5chD 270x130

0

L

Saab JAS 39 Gripen

FGA Saab

6

PC IG / Vega

3chD 180D

0

LW

Saab JAS 39 Gripen

FGA Saab

2

PC IG / Vega

6chD 200D

0

LW

Saab JAS 39 Gripen

FGA Saab

2

Equipe PXC IG

3ch/4w 180x45

0

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

3chD 135x35

0

L

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

6chD 200X90

0

L

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

8chD 240x155

0

Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

9chD 240x155

0

Saab JAS 39A Gripen

FGA LM

5

ESIG-3000

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LW

Saab JAS 39A Gripen

FGA LM

2

PC IG

5chD 250x50

0

LW

Saab JAS 39 Gripen

FGA Wyle Labs

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 120x35

Centrifuge Sweden - Swedish Defence Material Administration (FMV) Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D FGA Saab 1 Saab Grape/PC 8chD 240x155 0 Switzerland - Pilatus Training Centre PC21 T AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 120x40 0 FTD PC21 T AMST 2 PC IG 3ch/3w 120x40 0 FTD PC21 T AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 120x40 0 FTD PC21 T AMST 1 PC IG 3ch/3w 120x40 0 FTD Switzerland - REGA SAR Training Centre AgWest AW109SP R AgWestland 1 ESIG 7chD 220x60 6EV L Also NVG mode Switzerland - Air Force Boeing F/A-18C FGA L-3 Link USA 4 SimuView 8chF 360x130 0 TOFT, SimuSphere display 62

MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

4EG

Also NVG mode


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer Boeing F/A-18C

FGA L-3 Link USA

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

1

SimuView

1ch/1w 40/30

0

Eurocopter EC-635

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

14chD 240x90

6H

L

Pilatus PC-7

T

RUAG

1

EPX-5000

1ch/1w 48x36

0

RUAG TH06 Super Puma

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

10chD 220x70

6H

Remarks R&D ystem Laser projectors Laser projectors

Taiwan - Air Force AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo

F

AIDC

1

ESIG-3000

7chD 330x70

0

Head-tracked AoI

Dassault Mirage 2000-5

F

Sogitec

2

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x40

0

UTD

Dassault Mirage 2000-5

F

Sogitec

1

Apogee

8chD8m 320x130

0

plus 2 TProj

Dassault/LM Mirage 2000 & F-16

F

Latecoere

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3G

Centrifuge Model 101.5

Generic fighter

F

AMST

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 60x40

3G

Centrifuge - originally by Latecoere

Generic

G

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6HY

DisoTr Airfox

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE

1

Medallion

3chCC 200x40

6H

M

CAE

LM C-130H Hercules

1

Medallion

3chCC 200x40

6H

LM F-16

FGA Camber

9

PC

7chD 270x70

0

LM F-16A Block 20

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

ESIG-3000

5chD 330x60

0

LM F-16A Block 20

FGA L-3 Link USA

6

ESIG-3000

3ch/3w 150x40

0

L

WST

Taiwan - Navy LM P-3C Orion

M

CAE

1

Medallion-6000

5chCC 210x80

6H

Sikorsky SH-60C Seahawk

R

CAE

1

ESIG 3000

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Similar to USN SH-60F sim

Thailand - Air Force Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/C 40x30

4EY

DisoTr GL 1500

Generic

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Air to Ait Trainer

FT&GA Elbit

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 120x30

0

Inc helmet display

NorGrumm F-5E Tiger II

L

PAC CT/4E Airtrainer

T

ETC

3

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

Pilatus PC-9

T

ETC

3

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

GAT II sim

Thailand - Air Force/Saab Saab JAS 39 Gripen C/D

FGA Saab

1

Saab Grape/PC

3chD 180x40

0

Thailand - Army Bell 212

R

RDE Bremen

1

DISI Extreme

5chPD 220x80

6E

Bell UH-1H Huey

R

CAE

2

SP-3T

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

2 cockpits

Tunisia - Air Force Aero Vod L-59T Albatros Generic

FT&GA Letov LV F

ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x40

0

Plus ejection seat trainer

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

GAT II sim

Turkey - Air Force Boeing F-4E-2020 Phantom II

FGA Havelsan

2

PXC IG

3ch/3w 210x60

0

LW

Boeing F-4E-2020 Phantom II

FGA Havelsan

2

PXC IG

3ch/3w 210x60

0

LW L

EADS CASA CN-235-100

M

Havelsan

1

EPX-5000

3chCC 180x40

6H

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

1EG

Centrifuge G-Lab

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

Diso Tr GL 2000

KAI KT-1

T

Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

3Ch/PD 210X60

0G

LW

KAI KT-1

T

Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

3Ch/PD 210X60

0VG

LW

KAI KT-1

T

Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

9ch/PD 270X110

0VG

LW

LM F-16C Block 30

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

ESIG-3000

3ch/3w 120x40

0

LM F-16C Block 40

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

ESIG-3000

3ch/3w 120x40

0

LM F-16C Block 40

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

ESIG-3000

5chD 330x45

LM F-16C Block 40

FGA Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

25ch/D 360X135

0VMGD

LW

LM F-16C Block 50

FGA Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

25ch/D 360X135

0VMGD

LW

LM F-16C Block 50

FGA Havelsan

6

Medallion 6220

3ch/W 150X40

0

LW

LM F-16C Block 50

FGA Havelsan

8

Medallion 6220

3ch/W 150X40

0

LW

LM F-16C Block 50+

FGA Havelsan

1

Medallion 6220

25ch/D 360X135

0VMGD

LW

LM F-16C Block 50+

FGA Havelsan

3

Medallion 6220

3ch/W 150X40

0

LW

Northrop T-38M

FT

Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

3ch/PD 210X90

0

LW

Northrop T-38M

FT

Havelsan

2

Medallion 6220

9ch/PD 240X90

0V

LW

Several C-130, F-16, T-38, UH60

G

ETC

1

PXC IG

5ch/5w 120x70

4EY

EASA Level C

0

DisoTr GL 1500

Turkey - Army Bell UH-1D Huey

R

CAE

4

ESIG-600

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Eurocopter Cougar AS-532

R

Havelsan

1

EPX-5000

5chC 220x60

6HV

LW

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk S-70

R

Havelsan

1

EPX-5000

3ch/3w 210x60

0

L

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk S-70

R

Havelsan

1

EPX-5000

5chCC 220x60

6HV

L

EASA Level D EASA Level D

Turkey - Navy Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk

R

Havelsan

1

EPX-500

3ch/3w 180x45

0

L

Sikorsky S-70B Seahawk

R

Havelsan

1

EPX-5000

5chCC 220x60

6HV

L

EASA Level D

UAE - Air Force BAES Hawk 63

1

Image IIIT

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Dassault Mirage 2000-9

FT&GA Thales F

Sogitec

4

Apogee

3ch/3w 150x45

0

Dassault Mirage 2000-9

F

Sogitec

1

Apogee-3

6chD6m 270x135

0

One seat

Dassault Mirage 2000-9

F

Sogitec

1

Apogee-3/4

6chD 270x135

0

Two seats

Generic

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

DisoTr GL 1000 MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

63


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer LM C-130J Hercules

M

CAE

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

1

Medallion-6000

3ch/3w 210 X 50

6H

LM F-16E/F

FGA Sogitec

3

Apogee-3/4

3ch/3w 160x40

0

Plus 4 sensors

LM F-16E/F

FGA Sogitec

1

Apogee4

8chD8m 300x130

0

4 sensors, 4 TProj

LM F-16E/F Block 60

FGA LM

1

ESIG-4530

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LM F-16E/F Block 60

FGA LM

1

PC IG

5chD 250x50

0

Pilatus PC-7

T

CAE

2

MaxVue

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Pilatus PC-9

T

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

0

UAE - CAE Training Centre Bell B412/212

R

CAE

1

Tropos

3ch/3w 180x60

6H

UAE - Presidential Guard Sikorsky UH-60M/L

M

Rockwell Collins

1

PC IG

6ch/5w 145x60

0M

FTD 7, Transportable

UK - Air Tanker Consortium Airbus A330-200 FSTA (Voyager)

M

Thales

1

ThalesView

3chCC 200x45

6E

R7 design

UK - AgustaWestland Training Academy AgWest AW101 Generic

R

Atlantis

1

Dia Vis Genesis

3ch/3w 120x30

0

L

To AW Specification

UK - BAE Systems BAES F-35

BAES

1

PC IG

5chD 200x60

6H

W

R&D role

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA BAES

F

1

PC IG

6chD 180x100

0

W

R&D role

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EDM

1

PC

5chPD 90x180

0

Deployable Trainers

UK - Army Boeing Apache AH1 Longbow

R

Boeing (ATIL PFI)

1

EPX 5000

6chD 240x90

6E

LW

FMS + Tproj

Boeing Apache AH1 Longbow

R

Boeing (ATIL PFI)

3

EPX 5000

6chPD 220x90

0M

W

Transportable

Various Reconfig, Apache/Lynx/Gazelle R

Rockwell Collins

12

EPX-50

5ch+2chins 160x140

0

L

Mission Command Training

UK - Army (Thales EAGLE contract) AgWest Lynx AH7/9

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

5ch/5w 220x60

6H

PFI contract, also CPT

UK - Cranfield Aerospace LM F-16

FGA Cranfield Aerospace

1

PXC IG

1ch1w 60x40

0MG

Motion & G-suit demonstrator

UK - EDM Ltd. LM F-16

FGA EDM

1

PXC IG

2ch1w 60x40

0M

Motion seat demonstrator

UK - Empire Test Pilot School Generic

G

AMST

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

6HY

DisoTr Airfox

UK - FlightSafety International Training Centre for USAF Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x52

6E

L

WST Level D+

UK - Pennant Training Ltd. Generic fighter Hawk & others

F

Pennant Trg Sys

1

RasterFlite

3ch/3w 120x40

0

CPT demonstrator

UK - QinetiQ 10

QinetiQ IG

1ch/1w 60x40

0

Generic F&R Reconfigurable

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA QinetiQ G

QinetiQ

1

EPX 50

12chD 250x75

6E

L

ETPS Test Pilot Training

Generic R&M Reconfigurable

RM

QinetiQ

4

QinetiQ IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Research, Hovers prog, heli & large ac

Panavia Tornado GR4

FGA QinetiQ

2

Xpi

4ch/4w 270x180

0

4m Cube, for tactics & TP training

L

Research, ACT Joust

UK - Royal Air Force AgWest EH-101 Merlin HC3

R

CAE PFI

3

Harmony 1

5chCC 210x45

AgWest Sea King 3

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

4ch/5w 200x45

6HVM

6H

LW

TCC for co-ord Plus rear-crew trainer

BAES Hawk Mk1

FT&GA BAES

1

Onyx 2

1ch/1w 40x30

0

L

IFT, PFI

BAES Hawk Mk1

FT&GA BAES

2

Onyx 2

9chD 320x130

0MG

L

WTT, PFI

0VM

BAES Hawk T2

T

CAE

2

Medallion-6200

15ch/16w 300x120

BAES Jetsream T1

M

Thales

1

SP-X

3chCC 190x45

Beechcraft B200

T

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 220x58

0

FTD

Beechcraft B200GT

T

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 220x58

6H

FMS

Boeing CH-47 Chinook

R

CAE PFI

3

Harmony 1

5chCC 210x45

Boeing E-3D Sentry

M

Thales

1

ESIG 4530

3chCC 150x40

R

CAE PFI

Eurocopter SA-330 Puma HC1

FMS

6H

6HVM

LW

TCC for co-ord

6H

1

Harmony 1

5chCC 210x45

6HVM

LW

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

2

Medallion-6000

13chD 360x130

0MGD

L

TCC for co-ord FMS, Target Projectors

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA EF ASTA Consortium

2

Medallion-6000

8chPD 240x130

0

L

Cockpit trainer

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA BAES

2

Vega PC IG

5chPD 220x140

0

W

Cockpit Trainer

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA QinetiQ

1

Xpi

12chD 250x75

0

LW

DSALT Facility

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA QinetiQ

1

Xpi

12chD 260x42

0

LW

DSALT Facility

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA QinetiQ

2

Xpi

1ch/1w 60x40

0

LW

DSALT Facility

Eurofighter Typhoon

FGA Thales

4

ThalesView

1ch/1w 40x30

0

Transportable Cockpit Trainer

Generic

G

AMST

2

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

6HY

Generic

T

ETC

9

PXC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

DisoTr Airfox Avionics Trainer

LM C-130 Hercules

M

CAE USA

1

ESIG-4530

5chCC 210x45

6H

Plus FTD and PTTs

LM KC-130J Hercules

M

CAE USA

1

ESIG-4530

5chCC 210x45

6H

Panavia Tornado GR4

FGA QinetiQ

1

Xpi

12chD 250x75

0

LW

DSALT Facility

Panavia Tornado GR4

FGA QinetiQ

2

Xpi

1ch/1w 60x40

0

LW

DSALT Facility

Panavia Tornado GR4

FGA QinetiQ

1

Xpi

5chD 180x40

0

LW

DSALT Facility

Panavia Tornado GR4

FGA Thales

2

Harmony 1

10chD 270x60

0

1

ESIG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Raytheon Sentinel R1 (ASTOR) 64

M

Rockwell Collins

MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

Plus CPT and PTT; PFI


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

UK - Royal Air Force (Thales MERLIN contract) BAES VC10 C & K

M

Thales

2

ESIG 3250

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM C-130H/K Hercules

M

Thales

1

ThalesView

5ch/5w 200x40

6H

LM TriStar K1

M

Thales

1

ESIG-3250

3chCC 190x45

6H

4th vis ch for rear view

UK - Royal Navy AgWest EH-101 Merlin HM1

R

CAE

3

MaxVue

5chCC 180x40

6H

AgWest EH-101 Merlin HM1

R

CAE

1

MaxVue

8chD 270x70

6H

AgWest Lynx HAS8

R

CAE

1

MaxVue

5chCC 210x40

6H

AgWest Sea King 6

R

Thales

1

ThalesView

4ch/5w 200x45

6H

Plus 3 rear-crew trainers

UK - UK Defence Helicopter School Bell 412EP

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

6HV

Bell 412EP

R

Frasca

1

TruVision

3ch/3w 170x45

0

PFI, also Frasca CPT PFI with FSI

UK - Universities Generic

G

Merlin FSG

6

AAlchemy

1ch1w 60x40

2E

L

Type 520 with reconfig flt prog

Generic

G

Merlin FSG

2

PC IG

3chx3w 120x40

6H

L

Type 521 with reconfig flt prog

Generic

T

Merlin FSG

1

PC IG

3ch3w 120x40

6H

L

Type 521 with reconfig flt prog

UK - US Air Force Bell CV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

0V

W

FTD

Boeing F-15C Eagle

F

Boeing

4

ESIG-4350

3ch3W 150x40

0

LW

DMO 4-ship

Uruguay - Air Force Bell B212

R

Indra

1

Invis2

3ch3w 190x40

0

Pilatus PC-7

T

Frasca

1

FVS

1ch/1w 40x60

0

USA - Air Force Alenia C-27J Spartan

M

FSI

1

CATI

5chCC 200x40

6E

Beechcraft Beech 400A Jayhawk

M

LM

14

EPX

3ch/4w 200x40

0

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

Frasca

12

FVS-200TX

3ch/3w 150x40

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

6

Vital 9

1ch/1w 45x33

0M

W

IFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

4

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

6

Vital 9

1ch/1w 45x33

0M

W

IFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

5

Vital 9

4ch/5w 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

3

Vital 9

1ch/1w 45x33

0M

W

IFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

3

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

4

Vital 9

1ch/1w 45x33

0M

W

IFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

2

Vital 9

4ch/5w 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

6

Vital 9

1ch/1w 45x33

0M

W

IFT

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

5

Vital 9

4ch/5w 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Bell CV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

2

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

6EV

W

WST

Bell CV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

0V

W

FTD

Bell CV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

0V

W

FTD

Bell CV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

2

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

0V

W

FTD

Bell TH-1H Huey

R

CSC

1

CGI

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Bell UH-1H Huey

R

LM

1

ESIG-500

4ch/5w 220x40

6H

Bell UH-1N Huey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

6E

Boeing B1B Lancer

M

Thales

10

ESIG

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Boeing B-1B Lancer

M

Boeing

5

SP-3T

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Boeing B-52B Stratofortress

M

Boeing

3

EPX-500

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

3ch/3w 180x40

0

L

CPT

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

6

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

4

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

3

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

WST Level D+

Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x51

6E

L

WST Level D+

Boeing CH-47F Chinook

R

FSI

1

CATI

5chCC+2chin 200x45

6EV

Boeing E-3A/B/C Sentry

M

CAE

2

Medallion

5chCC 225x50

6H

Boeing F-15A/C Eagle

F

LM

14

SE2000

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Boeing F-15C Eagle

F

Boeing

20

ESIG-4350

6chD 330x60

0

LW

DMO 4-ship

Boeing F-15E Eagle

F

Boeing

10

Independence

6chD 330x60

0

LW

DMO 4-ship

Boeing F-15E Eagle

F

LM

5

ESIG 500

5chD 250x50

0

Boeing KC-10A Extender

M

Thales

2

ESIG-4350

4ch/5w 225x45

6H

Boeing KC-135R Stratotanker

M

Boeing/Thales

19

ESIG-4530

5ch/6w 225x45

6H

Boeing RC-135R/W Rivet Joint

M

Rockwell Collins

3

ESIG-5530

3chCC 150x40

6H

Gen Atomics Predator GCS

U

L-3 Link USA

26

SimuView

3ch/3w 150x40

0

0

W

W

AF Academy

FSXXI prog OFT Plus 5 CPTs and 2 mission trainers

Plus 4 FTDs

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Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

Generic fighter

F

Wyle (operator)

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 120x35

4EG

Centrifuge

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x30

3EG

ATFS-400-31 Centrifuge

Generic fighter reconfigurable

F

USAF AFRL/Link

1

SGI

8chF 330x75

0

LW

Research - M2 DART type

Generic fighter reconfigurable

F

USAF AFRL

1

Onyx

6chD 266x110

5H

LW

Research - LAMARS, uses hydraulic arm

Generic fighter reconfigurable

F

USAF AFRL

8

PC IG

6chPD 330x75

0

LW

Research - SIRE (Synth Research Env)

Generic

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

Generic reconfigurable

G

USAF AFRL

1

PC IG

6chD 330x75

T

ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x40

FGA USAF AFRL

1

TsAGI

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Generic trainer T-6 LM A-10

1EG 0

LW

4EY LW

Centrifuge g-Lab 10g/s to 15G Research, MS-1 type DisoTr Gyro IPT II Research

LM AC-130U Hercules

M

CAE USA

1

Vital 9

3chCC 180x40

6H

LM AC-130U Hercules

M

LM

1

PT-4000

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

LM C-130 Hercules

M

CAE USA

1

CompuScene 4

3chCC 150x40

0

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE USA

1

ESIG 4000

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE USA

2

Vital 4

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM C-130J Hercules

M

CAE

4

Medallion-6000

3ch/3w 210 X 50

6H

LM C-5B Galaxy

M

CAE

9

Vital 8

5chCC 225x50

6H

LM F-16

FGA USAF AFRL

4

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LW

Research

LM F-16

FGA USAF AFRL

1

PC IG

3chHMD 360x90

0G

LW

Research, RS-2 project

LM F-16 30/40

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

Simuview

7chF 330x130

0

L

WST, SimuSphere display

LM F-16 CCIP

FGA L-3 Link USA

20

SimuView HD

18ChF 360x130

0

W

MTC, SimuSphere HD display

LM F-16 MLU

FGA L-3 Link USA

1

SimuView

7chF 330x130

0

L

UTD

LM F-16 Multiple Blocks

FGA L-3 Link USA

18

SimuView

1ch/1w 360x130

0

L

UTD with BB

LM F-16 Multiple Blocks

FGA L-3 Link USA

36

SimuView

2chHMD 360 FoR

0

L

UTD with AHMD

LM F-16 Multiple Blocks

FGA L-3 Link USA

10

SimuView

9ChF 360x130

0

L

WST , SimuSphere display

LM F-16A/C

FGA L-3 Link USA

4

SimuView

4chF 180x130

0

L

UTD with LoDart

LM F-16A/C

FGA L-3 Link USA

4

Meta VR

5chD 330x45

0

for USAF Reserve

LM F-16C Block 50

FGA Boeing

14

ESIG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD

LM F-16C Block 50/52

FGA LM

10

Vital 9

3ch/3w 150x40

0

LW

DMO 3x4-ship

SF Spectre gunship SF Combat Talon II

LM F-22 Raptor

F

L-3 Link USA

22

SimuView

2ch/2w 90x40

0

W

WTT

LM F-22 Raptor

F

L-3 Link USA

13

SimuView

8chF 360x130

0

W

FMT, SimuSphere display

LM F-35A-C Lightning II (JSF)

FGA Flight-Dynamix

1

EPX

3ch/3w 150x40

0

Transportable DMRT

LM F-35A-C Lightning II (JSF)

FGA LM

5

PC IG

25chD 360x150

0

LW

RC dome, LCoS projectors

6E

W W

LM HC-130P Hercules

M

FSI

1

Vital X

5chCC 225x50

LM HC-130P Hercules

M

FSI

1

Vital X

5chCC 225x50

6E

LM KC-130J Hercules

M

LM

5

SGI

4ch/5w 200x50

6H

Plus CPT and PTTs

LM MC-130E Hercules

M

LM

1

Vital 9

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

SF Combat Talon I

LM MC-130H Hercules

M

LM

2

Vital 9

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

SF Combat Talon II

LM MC-130P Hercules

M

LM

1

Vital 9

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

SF Combat Shadow

LM MC-130W

M

FSI

1

Vital9

5chCC 224x50

6E

W

WST

Lockheed AC-130U Gunship

M

Opinicus

1

Vital X

5chCC 220x45

6H

L

For Special Forces

Lockheed MC-130H Talon II

M

Opinicus

1

Vital X

5chCC 220x45

6H

L

For Special Forces

Lockheed MC-130H Talon II

M

Opinicus

1

Vital X

5chCC 225x50

6H

L

For Special Forces

Lockheed MC-130P Shadow

M

Opinicus

1

Vital X

5chCC 200x40

6H

L

For Special Forces

WST

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

4

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 4-ship

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

3

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 3-ship

NorGrumm B-2A Spirit

M

L-3 Link USA

3

Redifun

5ch 220x45

6H

W

Weapon System Trainers

NorGrumm E-8C JSTARS

M

Rockwell Collins

2

EPX-5530

3chCC 180x40

6H

W

Plus FTD

NorGrumm T-38C Talon

FT&GA Boeing

14

ESIG-4530

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD

NorGrumm T-38C Talon

FT&GA Boeing

14

ESIG-4530

6chD 216x135

0

u/d from T-38A devices

NorGrumm T-38C Talon

FT&GA Boeing

8

ESIG-4530

6chD 330x60

0

Pilatus U-28A (PC-12)

M

Opinicus

1

Vital X

4chCC 210x70

0

L

For Special Forces

Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk

T

Camber

21

PC

1ch/1wC 150x40

0

L

WTT

Raytheon T-1A Jayhawk

M

L-3 Link USA

16

Raster XT

5ch 220x45

0

Sikorsky HH-60 AGSS

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC, +2 6 channel

6EV

W

OFT

gunner domes 200x45

Sikorsky HH-60G Black Hawk

R

LM

1

Vital 9

4ch/5w 220x50

6H

SF Pave Hawk

Sikorsky MH-53J Stallion

R

LM

1

CompuScene 5

4ch/5w 220x50

6H

SF Pave Low IIIE

Sikorsky MH-53M Stallion

R

LM

1

CompuScene 5

4ch/5w 220x50

6H

SF Pave Low IV

Sikorsky MH-60G Black Hawk

R

Camber

1

SGI

5chD 150x40

0

SF Pave Hawk

LW

USA - Air Force Reserve NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

2

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 2-ship

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

2

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 2-ship

LM F-16C Block 30

FGA LM

1

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

LM F-16C Block 30

FGA LM

2

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 2-ship

USA - Air Force/Air National Guard LM F-16C Block 30

FGA LM

4

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 4-ship

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

1

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 1-ship

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

1

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 1-ship

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Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Remarks

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

1

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 1-ship

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

1

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 1-ship

NorGrumm A-10C

FGA LM

1

PC IG

18ch/8w 360x140

0

LW

DMO 1-ship

USA - Air Force/NTC LM F-16C Block 25/42 USA - ALM Training Center LM F-16 MLU

FGA LM

4

PC IG

20ch/11w 360x130

0

LW

FGA Thales

1

ESIG-4350

3ch/3w 150x40

0

USA - Army Bell TH-1H Iroquois

R

FSI

2

Vital 9

5chCC 200x60CC

6EV

W

OFT FSXXI

Bell TH-67 Creek

R

FSI

9

Vital 9

1ch/1w 18x24

0V

W

IFT FSXXI

Bell TH-67 Creek

R

FSI

13

Vital 9

3chCC 180x50

6EV

W

OFT FSXXI

Boeing A/MH-6M Little Bird

R

CAE

1

Medallion-S

4ch/5w 240x90

6H

Boeing AH-64 Apache

R

CAE

1

ESIG-1000

2chHMD 360x120

0

Head-tracked, CAE FO HMD

Boeing AH-64 Apache

R

CAE

1

MaxVue

2chHMD 360x120

0

Head-tracked, CAE FO HMD

Boeing AH-64D Longbow

R

Boeing

24

ESIG-2000

4ch/5w 180x60

0

Transportable

Boeing MH-47E Chinook

R

CAE/L-3 Link

1

Medallion-S

5chCC 210x50

6H

Plus TopScene, for SOF av regt

Boeing MH-47G Chinook

R

CAE

3

Medallion-S

5chCC 225x50

6H

SOF aviation regiment

Eurocopter UH72

R

Frasca

2

TruVision

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

Several helicopter types

R

L-3 Link USA

18

Link

2chHMD 360 FoR

0

Several helicopter types

R

L-3 Link USA

17

Link

5chCC 200x45

6H

Several helicopter types

R

L-3 Link USA

138

Link

2chHMD 360 FoR

0

W

AVCATT, 6 sims in each container, transportable

Sikorsky UH-60 A/L Black Hawk

R

FSI

3

Link SimuView

1ch/1w 24x18

0V

W

IFT, FSXXI

Sikorsky UH-60 A/L/M Black Hawk

R

FSI

5

Link SimuView

5chCC+2chin 200x45

6EV

W

OFT, FSXXI programme

Sikorsky UH-60A/L Black Hawk

R

Rockwell Collins

21

PC IG

5chCC 220x45

6H

Sikorsky UH-60M/L

M

Rockwell Collins

12

PC IG

6ch/5w 145x60

0M

W

FSXXI RCTD FSXXI OFT

FTD 7, Transportable

USA - Avenge, Inc. Beechcraft RC-12/King Air 300

M

Fidelity Flt Sim

1

LCD Mosaic Wall

4ch/4w 40x180

6E

For military training

USA - Boeing Training Facility Boeing C-17 Globemaster III

M

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 225x50

6E

L

Level D+ FMS

USA - CAE USA Training Center LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE USA

2

Vital 4

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE USA

1

Medallion 6000

5chCC 220x40

6E

USA - Coast Guard American Eurocopter HH-65C Dolphin R

ASI

1

PXC IG

3ch/4w 180x40

Boeing HH60J/HH65C

R

ASI

1

PXC IG

2ch/2w 90x40

6H 0

Dassault HU-25 Falcon

M

ASI

1

PXC IG

3ch/4w 180x40

6H

Sikorsky HH-60J Jayhawk

R

ASI

1

pC-NOVA

3ch/4w 180x40

6H

Sikorsky MH-60T Black Hawk

R

JF Taylor

1

Alion

4ch/5w 220x45

0

Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk

R

ASI

1

PXC IG

3ch/4w 180x40

0

Sikorsky MH-60T Jayhawk

R

ASI

1

pC-NOVA

3ch/4w 180x40

6E

CPT open plan

OFT

USA - DoD Mil Mi-17 Hip

R

Elbit

1

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

6EV

L

Mil Mi-24P Hind

R

Elbit

1

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

6EV

L

Mil Mi-8MTV Hip

R

Elbit

1

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

6EV

L

USA - EDM Mobile Training BAES Hawk AJT

FT&GA EDM

1

PC

2ch/2w 35x90

0

Mobile demonstrator

USA - ERA Seacor Training Center AgWest AW139

R

AgWest/Frasca

1

TruVision

6chPD 200x70

0

EASA FTD 6

USA - German Air Force Panavia Tornado

F

RDE Bremen

1

PC IG

10ChD 360x120

0

L

USA - Marine Corps Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

R

L-3 Link USA, Veraxx

2

Vital 9

5chD 330x60

6H

2 cockpit WST

Bell AH-1Z Super Cobra

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0V

W

FTD

Bell AH-1Z Super Cobra

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

6EV

W

FFS

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey

R

Veraxx Eng Corp

4

pC-NOVA

6ch/5w 220x60

0V

W

Containerised FTD

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey

R

Veraxx Eng Corp

2

pC-NOVA

6ch/5w 220x60

0V

W

Containerised FTD

Bell MV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

0V

W

FTD

Bell MV-22 Osprey

R

FSI

3

Vital 9

5chCC 220x60

6HV

W

FFS

Bell UH-1N Huey

R

L-3 Link USA, ASI

1

Vital

5chD 330x60

6H

Bell UH-1N Huey

R

ASI

1

pC-NOVA

3ch/4w 180x40

6H

Bell UH-1N Huey

R

JF Taylor, Veraxx

1

pC-NOVA

3ch/3w 150x55

0

L

Transportable, avioics trainer

Bell UH-1Y Super Huey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 200x60

0V

W

FTD

Bell UH-1Y Super Huey

R

FSI

1

Vital 9

5chCC 200x60

6EV

W

FFS

1

Harmony

6chD 330x60

6H

Boeing AV8A Harrier

FGA Thales

WST

L

Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight

R

ASI

1

ESIG-2000

3ch/4w 180x40

0

Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight

R

ASI

1

pC-NOVA

3ch/4w 180x40

6H

L

Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight

R

CAE USA

2

CompuScene 4

4ch/5w 220x70

6H

L

Boeing CH-46E Sea Knight

R

LM

1

ESIG-5530

3ch/4w 200x40

0

Transportable, Avionics Trainer WST Plus WST MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

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Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities

Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

5

SimuView

10ch/9wF 360x130

0

Boeing F/A-18D Hornet

FGA LM

1

AAlchemy

3ch/3w 150x40

0

W

Boeing/BAES AV8B Harrier II

FGA Indra

5

pC-NOVA

8chF 360x135

0G

Boeing/BAES Harrier II

FGA Boeing

2

CompuScene4

6chD 330x60

0

LM F-35A-C Lightning II (JSF)

FGA LM

LW LW

Remarks Dual TOFTs, SimuSphere display FMS

2

PC IG

25chD 360x150

0

LM KC-130F/R Hercules

M

CAE

1

CompuScene5

5chCC 220x50

6H

LM KC-130J Hercules

M

CAE USA

3

Vital 9

5chCC 200x50

6H

LM KC-130J Hercules

M

LM

3

AAlchemy

5chCC 200x50

6H

LM KC-130R Hercules

M

CAE

1

CompuScene 6

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM KC-130T Hercules

M

LM

2

Vital 9

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

u/d ASI

NorGrumm EA-6B Prowler

F

SymSystems

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 190x45

0

Transportable; plus OFT, 1 WTT

Sikorsky CH-53D Sea Stallion

R

L-3 Link USA, DEI

1

ESIG 5530

5chCC+2chin 220x45

6H

WST

Sikorsky CH-53E

R

ASI

1

pC-NOVA

3ch/4w 180x40

0

Transportable, Avionics Trainer

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion

R

USN Pax River MFS

2

Alenia

3ch/4w 180x40

0

Transportable

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion

R

LM

2

CompuScene 5

4ch/5w 200x60

0

Transportable

Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion

R

L-3 Link USA, JFTI

2

pC-NOVA

4ch/5w 220x70

6H

WST

Sikorsky VH-3D Sea King

R

ASI

1

ESIG-5530

3ch/3w 150x55

0

Transportable

Sikorsky VH-60N Black Hawk

R

ASI

1

ESIG-5530

3ch/3w 150x55

0

Transportable

L

L

RColl dome

Plus avionics PTT

USA - NASA Boeing AH-64 Apache

R

CAE

1

ESIG-1000

2chHMD 360x120

0

Reconfigurable, FO HMD

Generic Reconfigurable

G

NASA Ames

1

DiaScene IG-7000

5chCC 200x45

6H

Vertical Motion Simulator with 60ft heave

USA - NASA/FAA/Commercial Generic fighter reconfigurable Generic fighter reconfigurable

NASA Langley

1

NASA

4ch 210x45

0

LW

All-glass Transport Simulator

U/G NASA Langley

M

1

NASA

6ch6w 135x67

0

LW

Adjustable cockpit floor for seat/stand ops

Generic reconfigurable

G

NASA Langley

1

EP-1000

4ch/4WC 184x34

6H

LW

76in motion

Generic reconfigurable

G

NASA Langley

1

EP-1000

5chCC 200x40

6H

LW

Cockpit Motion Facility (CMF) w 76in motion

USA - NASA/FAA/Navy/Commercial Generic reconfigurable

G

NASA Langley

1

EP-1000

5chCC 200x40

6H

LW

76in motion, Navy use for upset recovery

USA - NASA/Navy/USAF Generic reconfigurable

F

NASA Langley

1

ESIG/EP

3chD 360

0

LW

2x40 ft domes, Diff Manoeuvre Sim (DMS)

USA - NASTAR Centre Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

4EY

DisoTr GL 2000

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 120x30

4EY

DisoTr GyroFlight

FGA ETC

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 110x70

3EG

Centrifuge ATFS 400

Multiple F-18, F-16, F-35, F-22

L

USA - National Test Pilot School Configurable fighter/UAV

FU

Camber

1

Q3D

3ch/3w 150x40

0

L

WTT

USA - Navy Beechcraft Beech T-34C Mentor

25

PC IG

3ch/3w 150x40

3H

Plus 6 CPTs

Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

5

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Beechcraft T-6B Texan II

T

FSI

9

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0M

W

OFT

Bell AH-1W Super Cobra

R

JF Taylor

2

ESIG-4530

6chPD 250x60

R

CAE

6

SP-3T

5chCC 210x40

6H

FGA ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3EG

4

Medallion

3chCC 150x40

6H 6H

Bell TH-57 SeaRanger Boeing A/F-18 Hornet Boeing B737 P-8A Poseidon Boeing CH-46 Sea Knight Boeing E/A-18G Growler Boeing E-6B Mercury

FT&GA Rockwell Collins

M

CAE

R

CAE USA

FGA L-3 Link USA M

CAE

0

1

ESIG-5000

4ch/5w 220x70

3

SimuView

10ch/9wF 300x130

0

1

Medallion 6000

3chCC 200x45

6H

Centrifuge G-FET

2 cockpits, Pilot & ECMO

Boeing EA-18G Super Hornet

FGA Boeing

1

SimuView

6chD 330x60

0

2 cockpits

Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

FGA CAE

2

M-2000

2chHMD 360x120

0

Head-tracked, CAE FO HMD

Boeing F/A-18C

FGA L-3 Link USA

16

SimuView

10ch/9wF 360x130

0

TOFT, SimuSphere display

Boeing F/A-18C

FGA L-3 Link USA

2

SimuView

1ch/1w 40x30

0

System for Development

Boeing F/A-18C

FGA L-3 Link USA

4

SimuView HD

10ch/9wF 360x130

0

TOFT, SimuSphere HD display

Boeing F/A-18C/D Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

4

SimuView

3ch/3w 69x40

0

SimuStrike simulators

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

3

SimuView

6ch/5wF 180x40

0

W

TOFT, SimuSphere display

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

3

SimuView

8ch/7wF 300x140

0

W

TOFT, SimuSphere display

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

FGA L-3 Link USA

12

SimuView

10ch/9wF 360x130

0

W

Dual TOFTs, SimuSphere display

Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet

FGA Boeing

8

SimuView

6chD 300x120

0

Plus CAE PTT

Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet

FGA Boeing

2

SimuView

6chD 330x60

0

u/d F/A-18C WTT

Generic fighter

F

Wyle (operator)

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 120x35

Generic fighter interchangeable cockpits

F

USN Pax River MFS

4

ESIG-2000

6chF 270x75

Generic

T

W W

4EG 0

LW

Centrifuge 8 cockpits available inc F-35

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

Generic helicopter interchangeable cockpits MR

USN Pax River MFS

1

pC-NOVA

5chCC 220x40

6H

LW

4 cockpits available, FW & RW

Generic helicopter interchangeable cockpits R

USN Pax River MFS

1

pC-NOVA

5chPD 220x40

0

LW

8 cockpits available inc F-35

Generic multi interchangeable cockpits M

USN Pax River MFS

2

pC-NOVA

3chCC 180x40

0

LW

8 cockpits available inc F-35

Kaman SH-2G Seasprite

R

CAE

2

Vital 3-6000

5chCC+3chin 220x50

6H

LM P-3 Orion

M

Camber

5

Q3D

1ch/1wC 150x40

0

LM P-3 Orion

M

CAE

6

MaxVue

3chCC 150x40

3H

LM P-3C Orion

M

L-3 Link USA

5

Quantum 3D

5chCC 140x30

6H

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Diso Tr GL 6000

WTT TORT


Aircraft Cat Simulator Type Manufacturer

Sims Image on line Generator

Visual Display

Motion Networking Axes Capabilities L

Remarks

Lockheed EP-3E Orion

M

ASI

2

pC-NOVA

4ch/4w 140x40

0

NorGrumm C-2 Greyhound

M

CAE

1

pC-NOVA

3chCC 150x40

6H

NorGrumm C-2A Greyhound

M

ASI

2

pC-NOVA

3ch/4wC 150x40

0

NorGrumm E-2 Hawkeye

M

CAE

2

MaxVue

3chCC 180x45

6H

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

ASI

1

EPX

1ch/2w 90x40

0

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

ASI

1

PXC IG

3ch/4wC 150x40

0

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

ASI

1

EPX

10chC 300x40

6EV

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

ASI

2

PXC IG

3ch/4wC 150x40

6H

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye

M

Contraves

2

AAlchemy

3ch/3w 150x40

6H

NorGrumm E-2C Hawkeye 2000

M

Rockwell Collins

1

PC IG

10chCC 300x45

6H

OFT

NorGrumm E-2D Advanced Hawkeye M

ASI

1

EPX

10chC 300x40

6EV

L

OFT

NorGrumm E-2D Advanced Hawkeye M

ASI

1

EPX

7chC 220x40

0

L

APT

NorGrumm E-2D Advanced Hawkeye M

Rockwell Collins

1

PC IG

10chCC 220x45

6H

APT

NorGrumm E-2D Advanced Hawkeye M

Rockwell Collins

1

PC IG

10chCC 300x45

6H

OFT

Sikorsky MH-53 Sea Stallion

R

Indra

1

pC-NOVA

5ch/6wC 210x60

6EV

OFT

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk

R

CAE

2

Medallion-6000

5chCC 210x80

6H

Sikorsky MH-60R Seahawk

R

CAE

8

pC-NOVA

5chCC+2chin 220x60

0

4 OFT & 4 WTT

Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk

R

CAE

1

CD2260

6ch6w 210x80

0

Originally by LM

Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk

R

CAE

13

pC-NOVA

5chCC 210x50

0

Also 6 rear-crew WTT

Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk

R

LM

2

Harmony

4ch/5w 200x60

0

Sikorsky MH-60S Seahawk

R

LM

4

CompuScene 6

4ch/5w 220x40

0

Sikorsky SH-3H Sea King

R

CAE

1

Vital 4

3ch/4w 120x40

6H

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

R

CAE

1

pC-NOVA

5chCC 210x50

6H

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

R

CAE

4

Harmony

5chCC 220x40

6H

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

R

Indra

1

pC-NOVA

5ch/6wC 210x40

0V

LW

Sikorsky SH-60B Seahawk

R

Indra

1

pC-NOVA

5ch/6wC 210x40

6EV

LW

L

Reconfigurable

Reconfigurable OFT

Plus WTT

USA - Navy/Air Force Beechcraft T-6A Texan II

T

FSI

3

Vital 9

7chPD 270x70

0M

W

OFT

USA - Navy/Marines Boeing F/A-18C Hornet

FGA Boeing

8

Vital 4

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD + 3 CAE PTTs

Boeing F/A-18C Hornet

FGA Boeing

5

CompuScene 4

6chD 330x60

0

2 cockpits

NorGrumm E-2 Hawkeye

M

CAE

2

MaxVue

3chCC 180x45

0

NorGrumm EA-6B ICAP3 Prowler

F

LM

1

pC-NOVA

5chCC 200x50

6H

NorGrumm EA-6B Prowler

F

CAE

3

SP-X 500

3chCC 200x45

6H

USA - Trinidad MoD Training Center AgWest AW139

R

AgWest/Frasca

1

TruVision

6chPD 200x70

0

FAA FTD 6, Also NVG mode

USA - Vertol Systems Co. Mil Mi-8/Mi-17

R

VRM/ASE

1

VRM/IMMAX

1ch/1w LCD 24�

0

L

CPT

Venezuela - Air Force Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

DisoTr Gyro IPT

Generic trainer SE piston

T

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3E

GAT II sim

Yemen - Air Force Aero Vod L-39-C/ZA Albatros

FT&GA VRM

1

VRM/IMMAX

3ch/3w 150x45

6H

L

FMS

Moravan Zlin 143/242

FT&GA VRM

1

VRM/IMMAX

1ch/1w 60x45

0

L

CPT/FNPT

User not released Boeing A-4

3

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LW

UTD, with networking

Boeing F-15 Eagle

F

Elbit

3

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LW

UTD, with networking

Dassault Mirage 2000

F

Elbit

4

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LW

UTD, with networking

FT&GA Elbit

2

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x50

0V

Embraer Emb-312 Tucano

FGA Elbit

Generic fighter

F

ETC-PZL

3

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

1EG

Ejection Seat Simulator

Generic fighter

F

Elbit

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x45

0VM

Missile trainer for AS550

Generic fighter

F

ETC

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

3EG

Centrifuge G-Lab

Generic

T

ETC-PZL

1

PC COTS

3ch/3w 110x40

4EY

R&D Diso Program

IAI Searcher UAV

U

Elbit

2

PC IG

3ch/4w 240x80

0

LM C-130H Hercules

M

CAE

2

MaxVue

3ChCC 180x40

6E

M

LM C-130H Hercules

Pilot and Ground Control sim

CAE

1

Medallion

3chCC 150x40

6H

LM F-16

FGA Elbit

2

PC IG

3ch/4w 220x90

0VG

L

LM F-16

FGA Elbit

6

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

LW

LM F-16

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 40x30

0

UTD, inc weapons trg

LM F-16

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

8chD 360x180

0

Two seats

LM F-16 Block 50

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

1ch/1w 60x50

0

Avionics Trainer

LM F-16 Block 50

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x60

0

LM F-16 MLU

FGA Elbit

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 180x60

0

MiG 29

F

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

PC IG

3chPD 210x60

0V

L

Mil Mi-171sh Hip

R

VRM

VRM/IMMAX

4ch/4w 180x70

6HV

L

Mil Mi-24P Hind

R

Elbit Romania (Simultec) 1

PC IG

3chPD 180x60

6EV

L

Mil Mi-35M Hind

R

CSTS Dinamika

1

Raduga CD

6chPD 140x60

0

L

Pilatus PC-7

T

Elbit

1

PC IG

3ch/3w 160x40

0V

4

UTD, with networking

FMS Inc FLIR, NVG

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Simulation & Training Company Listing 3D Perception www.3d-perception.com 4C Strategies www.4cstrategies.com AAI Corporation www.aaicorp.com/products/training/training_main.html ACS Hydraulics, Inc. www.acshydraulics.com ACTIOM LTD www.supply-chain-foundation.com/scils Advanced Simulation Technology inc (ASTi) www.asti-usa.com ASTi is the leading provider of Voice-over-IP communications systems for military and civil applications, featuring high-fidelity simulated radios, speech recognition, environmental sound generation, and live radio bridging for LVC-G simulation over DIS and HLA. ASTi has fielded over 7,200 systems in the U.S. and abroad. Contact: Elizabeth Gory Email: liz.gory@asti-usa.com AEgis Technologies Group Inc www.aegistg.com Aero Simulation, Inc www.aerosimulation.com . AeroSimulators USA, Inc www.aerosimulators.com AFV SIM LTD www.afvsim.com Agent Orientated Software, Inc. / AOS Group www.aosgrp.com Agility3 Limited www.agility3.co.uk AgustaWestland www.agustawestland.com AgustaWestland is a total capability provider in the vertical lift market and provider of training solutions to global customers. Military customers can receive highly effective training using e-learning, part-task maintenance, procedures training and full mission and Level D flight simulators. AgustaWestland has training academies in Italy, UK, USA and Malaysia. Contact: Jon Sackett Email: jon.sackett@agustawestland.com www.cranfield.ac.uk/soe/airtransport Air Transport Group Aircraft Training Center www.atcargentina.com.ar Alelo Inc. www.alelo.com Alenia Aermacchi S p A www.aleniaaermacchi.it Alenia Aeronautica S.p.A. www.alenia-aeronautica.it Alfasim, s.r.o. www.alfasim.cz Alion Science and Technology www.alionscience.com Allen Interactions www.alleninteractions.com AlphaBravo www.alphabravo.com www.alsim.com Alsim Simulators Amber Tiger Aviation Management Ltd. www.amber-tiger.co.uk American Apex Corporation www.americanapex.com American Systems www.americansystems.com Ameripack www.ameripack.com Ameripack; manufacturer and distributor of rack mounted, transit and carrying cases specializing in custom foam and complete integration. Housing 6,000+ cases in 350+ sizes to select from in stock. We offer free prototyping, design and our cases are COTS, meeting a variety of Mil-Specs which appear on our website www.ameripack.com Contact: Bob LeGrand Email: r.legrand@ameripack.com www.grupoamper.com Amper Programas de Electronica y Comunicaciones, S.A. Amputees in Action www.amputeesinaction.co.uk Analytical Graphics, Inc. (AGI) www.agi.com Antycip Simulation www.antycipsimulation.com Antycip Simulation, a subsidiary of ST Electronics Pte Ltd is the European leader in the provision of independent modelling and simulation COTS tools, projection systems and related engineering services Contact: Ludovic Le Toquin Email: ludovic.letoquin@antycipsimulation.com AnyLogic North America Applied Computer Systems Inc. Applied Science Laboratories APS Aviation Inc. AQT Solutions ARC Aerospace Argon Electronics Ascension Technology Corporation Ashgate Publishing Limited Asian Aeronautics Services Inc. AT-One EEIG 70

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www.anylogic.com www.acs-linksystems.com www.a-s-l.com www.adga.ca www.AQTSolutions.com www.arcaerospace.com www.argonelectronics.com www.ascension-tech.com www.ashgate.com www.asianaero.com www.at-one.aero

ATSIM, Inc. www.atsim.com Aviation Australia www.aviationaustralia.aero AVIATIONLEARN PTE LTD www.aviationlearn.com www.avtsim.com AVT Simulation Aydin Displays www.aydindisplays.com BAE Systems Military Air and Information www.baesystems.com With over 60 years of global military training experience BAE Systems leads the way in offering innovative and tailored integrated training across the military air sector for aircrew, technicians and support services, as well as operational mission training. Contact: Paul Melling Email: maicommunications@baesystems.com Bagira Systems Ltd. www.bagirasys.com Barco Training & Simulation www.barco.com Barco, a global visualization expert, and projectiondesign, a global manufacturer of high performance DLPŽ single chip projectors, have joined forces to serve the training community with the most extensive expertise and the most complete range of visual display solutions. The philosophy: to offer the best possible performance for each unique application. Contact: Peter De Meerleer Email: peter.demeerleer@barco.com www.battlefieldsim.co.uk Battlefield Sim B-Design3D Ltd. www.b-design3d.com benntec Systemtechnik Gmbh www.benntec.de Bespoke Training Systems Ltd www.bespoketrainingsystems.co.uk Bihrle Applied Research Inc. www.bihrle.com Binghamton University www.wtsn.binghamton.edu/coned BITES Defense & Aerospace Technologies www.bites.com.tr Black Cat Displays Limited www.blkkat.com Bleeding Art Industries www.bleedingartindustries.com B-Line Medical www.blinemedical.com Blue Bear Systems Research Ltd. www.bbsr.co.uk BMT Reliability Consultants www.bmtrcl.com BNH Expert Software Inc. www.bnhexpertsoft.com Boeing www.boeing.com Bohemia Interactive Simulations s.r.o. www.bisimulations.com Bohemia Interactive Simulations is a world leader in simulation technology and integrated military and civilian training solutions globally. BISim repeatedly delivers high fidelity, low cost, disruptive technology into virtual, tactical military simulation. BISim successfully exploits game-based technology with stunning visuals and applies this to the VBS range of military specific simulation products. Contact: Tess Butler Email: marketing@bisimulations.com Booz Allen Hamilton www.boozallen.com Bosch Rexroth B.V. www.boschrexroth.com/motion Boston Limited www.boston.co.uk Brightwave Ltd www.brightwave.co.uk Britannica Knowledge Systems www.britannica-ks.com BTMD, Inc. www.btmd.com Buffalo Computer Graphics, Inc. www.bcgeng.com Bugeye Technologies www.bugeyetech.com C4 Advanced Tactical Systems LLC. www.c4ats.com C4i Consultants Incorporated www.c4ic.com CAE www.cae.com CAE is a global leader in simulation and training for defence and civil aviation. CAE’s business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training services, integrated enterprise solutions, and in-service support. The company applies simulation expertise to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, and maintain readiness. Contact: Chris Stellwag Email: milsim@cae.com Calytrix Technologies Camber Corporation Capital Communications & Consulting Carbon Graphics LLC Carl Hoernecke GmbH & Co KG Carley Corporation Caspian Learning

www.calytrix.com www.cambertx.com www.capitalcommunications.biz www.carbongraphics.com +49 706 294 960 www.carleycorp.com www.caspianlearning.co.uk


Catalyst Interactive Europe BV www.catalystinteractive.nl www.catinet.com CATI Training Systems www.teklearn.com CC Engineers Pvt. Ltd. CDG, a Boeing Company eLearning Training Content Creators www.cdgnow.com www.charisma-group.com Charisma Technology Limited Chemring Defence UK Ltd www.chemringdefence.com www.chisystems.com CHI Systems, Inc www.christiedigital.com Christie Digital Christie® delivers turnkey solutions for high-performance simulation and training environments all over the world. Our display solutions include high-resolution power walls, curved screen displays, domes and faceted displays – producing images in any size/shape, front/rear-projected, spherical, cylindrical, on conic or flat screens, from small-team scale screens to large-scale dome configurations. Contact: Virginia Bartosek Email: virginia.bartosek@christiedigital.com . www.clairis-technologies.fr Clairis Technologies www.cm-group.co.uk CM Group Ltd CM Labs Simulations Inc. www.vxsim.com Coalescent Technologies Corporation www.ctcorp.com www.motionsimulator.com Cobra Technologies,Inc Cogent3D Inc www.cogent3d.com/www.gisroam.com Columbus State University www.columbusstate.edu CommandPlan LLC www.commandplan.com Complyance Information Systems www.complyance.com Compro www.compro.net www.russiaair.net Concord XXI Inc Concurrent Real-Time www.real-time.ccur.com Concurrent Real-Time is the industry’s foremost provider of highperformance real-time computer systems and software solutions for commercial and government markets worldwide.  The company’s core competencies include hardware-in-the-loop and man-in-the-loop simulation, high-speed data acquisition, process control and low-latency transactions processing for a wide range of markets. Contact: Ken Jackson Email: info@real-time.ccur.com CONRAC GmbH www.conrac.de Control Products Corporation www.cpctexas.com Coptersafety www.coptersafety.com CORYS T.E.S.S. www.corys.com Courseware Associates, Inc. www.courseware-associates.com Creative Technologies, Inc. (CTI) www.cretecinc.com Crew Training International www.cti-crm.com CS www.c-s.fr CSC (Computer Sciences Corporation) www.csc.com www.dinamika-avia.com CSTS Dinamika C-T-S.com www.C-T-S.com Cubic www.cubic.com Cuerden Consulting www.cuerdenconsulting.com cueSim Limited www.cuesim.com Cursive Simulation www.cursive-simulation.com Curtiss Wright Embedded Computing www.cwcdefense.com Custom Manufacturing & Engineering, Inc. www.custom-mfg-eng.com CyberCity AG www.cybercity.tv CYBERMIND www.cybermindnl.com http://cybersecurity.cybernet.com/ Cybernet Systems Corporation Cybicom Atlas Defence www.cadefence.com CymSTAR LLC www.cymstar.com D & R Electro-Optics Ltd www.dreo.co.uk D2 TEAM-Sim www.d2teamsim.com Daden Limited www.daden.co.uk DAT/EM Systems International www.datem.com Davin Optronics Ltd www.davinoptronics.com D-BOX Technologies Inc. www.d-box.com Dedicated Computing www.dedicatedcomputing.com Defense Technical Information Center www.dtic.mil DEI Services Corporation www.deicorp.net DEL REY Systems & Technology, Inc. www.delreysys.com Designing Digitally, Inc. www.designingdigitally.com Diamond Visionics www.diamondvisionics.com Diehl BGT Defence www.diehl-bgt-defence.de Digital Projection www.digitalprojection.com Dignitas Technologies www.dignitastechnologies.com DI-Guy www.diguy.com Discovery Machine, Inc. www.discoverymachine.com Display Solutions www.displaysolution.com Displays & Optical Technologies www.doti-optics.com

DiSTI Corporation www.disti.com www.DLSSystems.com DLS Systems domeprojection.com www.domeprojection.com Driven Technologies Inc. www.driven-technologies.com DRS Mobile Environmental Systems www.drs-mes.com www.dspnor.com dspnor as DT Media Ltd. www.dtmedia.co.uk www.dutchspace.nl Dutch Space B.V. DynaLantic Corp. www.dynalantic.com DynCorp International www.dyn-intl.com www.dynedeurope.com DynEd Europe B.V. www.dytecna.com Dytecna Engineering Ltd. E2M Technologies B.V. www.e2mtechnologies.eu Earth Satellite Corporation www.earthsat.com ECA Sindel www.eca-sindel.com E-COM s.r.o. www.e-comsystems.cz EDM Ltd www.edm.ltd.uk Effigis www.effigis.com Elbit Systems www.elbitsystems.com Linked together for interoperability, Elbit Systems’ training solutions replicate complex combat scenarios for which coordination is crucial to success. Solutions range from individual soldier to Joint Forces training systems using advanced networking capabilities. Elbit Systems’ Live Training solution span across Air, Ground and Naval platforms and are integrated into full scale Live Virtual Constructive solutions which are operationally fielded. Contact: Vardit Harzman Email: aerospace@elbitsystems.com ELITE Simulation Solutions AG info@flyelite.ch Ellis & Watts Global Industries, LLC www.elliswatts.com Elsag Datamat spa - A Finmeccanica Company www.elsagdatamat.com Engineering & Computer Simulations (ECS) www.ecsorl.com Engineering Matters, Inc. www.engineeringmatters.com Environmental Tectonics Corp www.etcusa.com EPA Training Center www.epa.aero Equipe Simulation www.equipe-electronics.com E-Semble www.e-semble.com ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH www.esg.de ESRI - Environmental Research Systems Institute www.esri.com ETC www.etcaircrewtraining.com ETC Simulation www.admstraining.com ETC-PZL Aerospace Industries Sp. z o.o. www.ai.com.pl ETI www.eti.pt ETSA CIC www.etsa.eu European Technology Institute Bvba www.eurosis.org European Training & Simulation Association (ETSA) www.etsaweb.org eurosimtec GmbH www.eurosimtec.de ewsim corporation www.ewsim.com eyevis www.eyevis.se Fidelity Technologies Corporation www.fidelitytech.com Finnair Flight Academy www.finnairflightacademy.com FlightSafety International www.flightsafety.com FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. The company provides more than a million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 154 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Japan, South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom. Contact: Steve Phillips Email: stephen.phillips@flightsafety.com

FLY IT Simulators, Inc. www.flyit.com www.flyrightinc.com FlyRight Inc. ForeFront Productions LLC www.simulationinstallation.com Forth Dimension Displays www.forthdd.com Frasca International Inc. www.frasca.com Gaddon Ltd www.gaddon.co.uk Gameplans (LSC) Ltd www.game-plans.co.uk GameSim Technologies Inc www.gamesim.com General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. www.ga-asi.com Genesis EW Ltd. www.ewgenesis.com Global Simulator Exchange Inc www.globalsimex.com www.pdt-usa.com GrayEagle Technologies Gyrus Systems www.gyrus.com Halldale Group www.halldale.com HarTech Technologies LTD www.hartech.co.il HATSOFF Helicopter Pvt Ltd www.hatsoff-training.com HAVELSAN www.havelsan.com.tr MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

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Havok www.havoksimulation.com Havok is a leading provider of 3D visualization technologies for developing simulations. Havok’s technologies are fully scalable and optimized for performance to allow integrators and developers to build interactive, high-fidelity simulation environments in less time, with less risk, and at a lower cost than virtually any other alternative method. Contact: Scott Hooper Email: scott.hooper@havok.com. Heartwood Inc. www.hwd3d.com www.higherpoweraviation.com Higher Power Aviation Holoxica www.holoxica.com www.horizonuae.ae Horizon International Flight Academy www.hotseatsim.com HotSeat Chassis Inc HP www.hp.com/go/wsoem www.htpostrava.cz HTP Ostrava CZ as www.i3m.fr i3M - Aerospace Multimedia www.iai.co.il IAI-LAHAV Division www.iai.co.il IAI-MLM Division Over the past three decades the MLM Division of IAI has provided advanced embedded training solutions for leading forces around the world. IAI-MLM training solutions enhance live training with virtual and constructive entities. The product range includes fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ships and air defense - all interoperable to allow joint LVC training. Contact: Uri Shenfeld Email: Ushenfeld@iai.co.il Icarus Training Systems www.icarus.training.co.uk Igloo www.iglooinsimulation.com www.image-modelling.co.uk Image Modelling Limited www.imagelinks.com ImageLinks Program (Harris Corp.) Immersaview www.immersaview.com www.immersivedisplayinc.com Immersive Display Solutions www.impexinc.com Impex Incorporated Indra www.indracompany.com/en www.indra-systems.com Indra Systems, Inc www.inertiallabs.com Inertial Labs www.ist.ucf.edu Institute for Simulation & Training/UCF www.interactiontrainers.com INTERACTION TRAINERS www.intersense.com InterSense, Inc. www.intevac.com Intevac, Inc.

www.iscaninc.com ISCAN Inc. ITEC www.itec.co.uk www.jfti.com J. F. Taylor, Inc. JHT Inc. www.jht.com www.jai.jo Jordan Aerospace Industries JSC«RSC«Spetztekhnika» www.raa-st.com www.jumbovision.com.au Jumbo Vision International www.pro.jvc.com/visualization JVC Professional Products Co. www.kytrailer.com Kentucky Trailer Technologies KONGSBERG www.kongsberg.com www.kpitcummins.com KPIT Cummins www.kratosdefense.com Kratos Defense Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co www.kmwsim.com KMW is a leading supplier of simulators and turnkey training centers for driving, gunnery, combat and tactical training. Simulators are ranging from desk-top to full mission trainers fully DIS/HLA-compliant. Integrated networking is one of our core competences! Military users in more than 15 countries rely on training devices from KMW. Contact: Norbert Trost Email: norbert.trost@kmweg.de www.kvh.com KVH Industries www.link.com L-3 AMI www.link.com L-3 D.P. Associates www.link.com L-3 Link Simulation & Training L-3 Link provides total training solutions for operators and maintainers across a wide range of platforms. We deliver training solutions ranging from high-fidelity immersive simulations to distributed academic and interactive courseware. Link has delivered military and civil training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia and the Pacific Rim. Contact: Rick Oyler Email: richard.oyler@l-3com.com www.labros.de LaBrOs Engineering UG www.laerdal.com Laerdal Medical www.lasershot.com Laser Shot Laser Shot is a global leader in the development, manufacturing, and fielding of firearm simulator systems and live-fire training facilities.  Since its establishment in 1999, Laser Shot has fielded and sustained millions of dollars in industry-unique training systems and services to militaries, law enforcement, and government agencies worldwide. Contact: John Bridges Email: jbridges@lasershot.com

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LausitzAviation www.lausitzaviation.com LearningWell West AB www.learningwell.se www.line.co.uk LINE Communications Lockheed Martin www.lockheedmartin.com Logos Simulation & Training http://logos-sim.com/ Logres Inc www.logresconsulting.com LOM PRAHA www.lompraha.cz M & J Aviation Services, Inc. +1 305 790 8757 www.mantech.com ManTech International Corporation Marathon Targets Pty Ltd www.marathon-targets.com Mark Tompson - 3D Artist www.mtompson.com MASA Group www.masagroup.net MASS www.mass.co.uk Matrox Graphics Inc. www.matrox.com/graphics MBDA UK Ltd. www.mbda-systems.com McCoy Multimedia mccoymultimedia.com medicon ltd-engineering & simulation dept. www.e-simulation.gr MEL Systems and Services Ltd www.melssindia.com www.merlinsim.com Merlin Flight Simulation Group Mersive Technologies www.mersive.com MetaVR www.metavr.com MetaVR develops PC-based commercial software for the simulation and training markets, featuring high-speed 3D visualization, content, and creation of networked virtual worlds using real-world data. Featuring geospecific simulation with gamequality graphics, the company’s real-time visualization and terrain-building products are used in UAS trainers, flight simulators, JTAC simulators, aerial refueling trainers, and for urban-operations training. Contact: W.G.Smith Email: sales@metavr.com Meteksan Savunma www.meteksan.com Metters Incorporated www.metters.com Micro Media Systems +1 631 361 8867 Micro Nav Ltd www.micronav.co.uk MIL-SIM-FX www.milsimfx.com MOOG Inc. www.moog.com MSE Weibull www.mseab.com MW Defense / Military Wraps Inc. www.militarywraps.com Mymic www.mymic.net NADS www.nads.es Newman & Spurr Consultancy Ltd www.nsc.co.uk Newton Design www.newton-design.com NEXTER TRAINING www.nexter-group.fr/en/subsidiaries/nexter-training NGRAIN www.ngrain.com www.nida.com Nida Corporation Night Readiness, LLC www.nightreadiness.com Non Lethal Training Munition LLC www.nltm.us Noptel Oy www.noptel.fi Northrop Grumman www.northropgrumman.com Novatech www.novatech.co.uk/simulation Novatech is an award-winning UK PC manufacturer providing simulation and training technology and systems. We are the only VBS2 approved hardware supplier for COTS PCs and laptops. We specialise in expert management of long lifecycles, budgeted through-life support, and are trusted by leading names in the simulation industry Contact: Simon Vyner Email: simulation@novatech.co.uk NVIS, Inc. www.nvisinc.com nVision Industries www.nVisionIndustries.com OKTAL Synthetic Environment www.oktal-se.com ONERA www.onera.fr OPINICUS Corporation www.opinicus.com OPINICUS Corporation, a Flight Simulator Technologies leader for 25 years: your ‘Go-To” company for turnkey solutions. We manufacture FSTDs from desktop to Level D Simulators. We also provide upgrades/ modifications that will improve reliability, maintainability and reduce the life cycle costs of your existing simulator. Contact us today at www.opinicus.com Contact: Jennifer Frame Email: jennifer.frame@opinicus.com OSI Laser Diode Inc. www.laserdiode.com Osimco www.osimco.de OT Training Solutions, LLC www.ottrainingsolutions.com Oxford Technologies Ltd www.oxfordtechnologies.co.uk PARSONS www.parsons.com PB Enterprises +49 80 92 84 553 PDM Training and Consultancy www.pdmtc.co.uk PilotEdge www.pilotedge.net Pilotwise International Ltd. www.pilotwise.co.uk

Pinnacle Solutions www.psisimulation.com Pitch Technologies www.pitch.se Pocket Nurse www.pocketnurse.com Polar Simulation AS www.polarsimulation.com Polhemus www.polhemus.com Presagis www.presagis.com Pro Flight Center, Inc. www.proflightcenter.com ProActive Technologies L.L.C. www.proactivetechllc.com www.prodefis.de prodefis gmbh Production Company “Logos” http://logos.mephi.ru Project Magenta www.projectmagenta.com projectiondesign www.projectiondesign.com Barco, a global visualization expert, and projectiondesign, a global manufacturer of high performance DLP® single chip projectors, have joined forces to serve the training community with the most extensive expertise and the most complete range of visual display solutions. The philosophy: to offer the best possible performance for each unique application. Contact: Kristian Kolstad Email: Kristian.Kolstad@barco.com ProModel Corporation www.promodel.com PulseDefence www.pulsedefence.com Pyrotex Ltd www.pyrotexltd.com Q4 Services www.q4services.com QinetiQ - Training & Simulation Services www.QinetiQ.com/TSS www.SimAuthor.com QinetiQ North America Quallium Corporation www.quallium.com Quintec Associates Limited www.quintec.com Rave Computer www.rave.com Raydon Corporation www.Raydon.com Raydon Corporation was organized in 1988. The company has been developers of simulation training products and solutions over the last twenty five years which includes embedded trainers, tabletops trainers, appended trainers. Raydon specializes in developing new simulation and training technologies for gunnery training, maneuver training and critical task training. Contact: Greg Recker Email: grecker@raydon.com Raytheon Company www.Raytheon.com Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC www.raytheon.com/businesses/rts Raytheon Technical Services Company LLC’s Warfighter Support Services (WSS) www.raytheon.com Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions www.TrustedCS.com Real DB Inc www.realdbstore.com Real Time Integrators www.realtimeintegrators.com RealTime Immersive, Inc. www.rt-immersive.com Real-Time Innovations www.rti.com Reiser Systemtechnik GmbH www.reiser-systemtechnik.de Reiser Systemtechnik GmbH, founded in 1988, is a family‐owned high‐tech company, which is solely dedicated to aeronautical simulation, training and testing. In June 2013 RST had a headcount of approximately 170 employees working at its head office in D‐82335 Berg‐Hoehenrain, Oberer Luessbach 31 and the new branch office in Berg‐Moerlbach, both situated close to Munich, Germany. Contact: Dr. Roman Sperl Email: info@wreiser.de Remograph www.remograph.com RET Kronshtadt Co, Ltd www.kronshtadt.ru RGB Spectrum www.rgb.com RGB Spectrum provides solutions for command-and-control, simulation, C4ISR, missile testing, UAS systems, debriefing, and training, RGB Spectrum products for intelligent information display, signal transmission and recording include multiviewers, multi-screen display processors, digital and analog switchers, scan converters, and streaming and recording codecs. Contact: Ken Pefkaros Email: kpefkaros@rgb.com Rheinmetall Defence Electronics GmbH www.rheinmetall-defence.com/simulation Riptide Software, Inc www.riptidesoftware.com Robotel www.robotel.com Rocketbox Studios GmbH www.rocketbox-libraries.com Rockwell Collins www.rockwellcollins.com Roger Lane Consulting www.rogerlaneconsulting.com Roke Manor Research Limited www.roke.co.uk ROLANDS & ASSOCIATES Corporation (R&A) www.rolands.com Rolston Consulting, LLC www.daverolston.com Royal Aeronautical Society (RAeS) www.aerosociety.com RPA Electronic Solutions, Inc. www.rpaelectronics.com www.rsivisuals.com RSI Visual Systems RTDynamics OHG www.rtdynamics.com RTP UK www.rheinmetall-tp.com RTR Technologies www.rtr-tech.com MS&T MAGAZINE 3/4.2013

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RUAG www.ruag.com Russian State Corporation “Rosoboronexport” www.roe.ru SAAB www.saabgroup.com Saab is a high-technology company with its main operations in defence, aviation and civil security. In the training area Saab develops world leading systems and services for military training and homeland defence. We provide training systems that creates optimum conditions for soldiers and officers to improve their abilities. Contact: Claes-Peter Cederlof Email: market.training@saabgroup.com Safe Training Systems Ltd. www.radiationsimulation.com Safety Training Systems, Inc. www.ststulsa.com SAIC www.saic.com Sankhya www.sankhya.net Scalable Display Technologies www.scalabledisplay.com Scalable Network Technologies www.scalable-networks.com www.sce.co.at SCE SystemEngineering GmbH ScreenSim www.screensim.net SDS International Advanced Technology Division www.sdsorlando.com SDS International Inc. www.sdslink.com Selective Fidelity Simulation (SFS) Ltd. www.sfsimulation.com Selex ES www.selex-es.com Sensics Inc. www.sensics.com Serco www.serco.com Servo Kinetics Inc www.servokinetics.com Servo Kinetics Inc (SKI) has provided quality hydraulic motion system refurbishment support to military simulation for 32 years.  ISO-90012008, SKI Actuator Refurbishments and unique Dynamic/Full-Load Actuator Test Standards are the highest in the industry.   Recent projects include: Air Force, Coast Guard, Marine Corp., NAVAIR, Israeli, European simulators.  “Mission Accomplished”     Contact: John Kokalis Email: jlkski@suddenlink.net www.servos.com Servos & Simulation www.sifysoftware.com Sify Software Limited SILKAN www.silkan.com www.simcon-services.com.au SimCon Services Pty Ltd www.simcontrol.com.au SimControl Australasia SIMETRI, Inc. www.simetri-solutions.com Simformotion LLC www.catsimulators.com Simlat Ltd. www.simlat.com SimPhonics Inc. www.simphonics.com www.simprove.aero Simprove Ltd SimSTAFF Technical Services www.simstaff.com Simthetiq www.simthetiq.com Simulation Australia Ltd. www.simulationaustralia.org.au www.SimulationDisplays.com Simulation Displays Ltd. www.skills2learn.com Skills2learn Limited Skysoft GmbH www.simunity.aero SMART Technologies Inc. www.smarttech.com www.snowflakesoftware.com Snowflake Software SOGECLAIR Aerospace www.sogeclairaerospace.com SRC, Inc. www.srcinc.com/what-we-do/product.aspx?id=1494 www.aviacom.in SRK AVIACOM I PVT LTD ST Electronics (Training & Simulation Systems) Pte Ltd www.stee.stengg.com www.sga-inc.com Stan Garst & Associates Inc. STASYS Training Services www.stasys.co.uk Stirling Dynamics www.stirling-dynamics.com www.stottlerhenke.com Stottler Henke Associates, Inc Strategic Operations (STOPs) www.strategic-operations.com www.strategicsimulationsolutions.com Strategic Simulation Solutions LLC www.sundog-soft.com Sundog Software LLC Sundog Software’s middleware for sky, water, 3D clouds, and weather effects blend simulation-grade realism with video game graphics quality and speed. Our SilverLining Sky, 3D Cloud, and Weather SDK™ and Triton Ocean SDK™ are enhancing virtual environments at NASA, the FAA, the US Navy, and many more worldwide. Contact: Frank Kane Email: sales@sundog-soft.com Survival Systems Limited Symbiotics Ltd.

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Synergest, Inc. www.synergest.com www.scs-ltd.co.uk System Consultants Services Limited Systems Technology, Inc. www.systemstech.com TEAL Electronics www.teal.com TeamTouch Ltd. www.teamtouch.com Telespazio VEGA Deutschland GmbH www.telespazio-vega.de Ternion Corporation www.ternion.com Terranis Systems Ltd. www.terranis.se TerraSim, Inc www.terrasim.com Thales - Training & Simulation www.thalesgroup.com With a heritage of training experience that extends over half a century, Thales’s innovative approach to training solutions flexes to accommodate customers’ key priorities to deliver solutions that meet operational and training needs. Thales’s training equipment and services portfolio spans civil and military helicopters, combat and multi-role aircraft, land vehicles and naval platforms with associated weaponry and systems. Contact: Stuart Munro Email: stuart.munro@thalesgroup.com The Figgins Group Limited www.thefigginsgroup.com The Fighter Collection www.thebattlesim.com The Tatitlek Corporation www.tatitlek.com Theissen Training Systems www.theissentraining.com ThoroughTec Simulation www.thoroughtec.com Threat Management Group www.threatgroup.com ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems GmbH www.thyssenkruppmarinesystems.com Tiltan Systems Engineering www.tiltan-se.co.il Training Systems Technology Ltd www.tsttraining.com Transas Marine www.transasmarine.com TrianGraphics GmbH www.triangraphics.com TriCAT GmbH www.tricat.net Trivisio Prototyping GmbH www.trivisio.com Twofour www.twofour.co.uk United Electronics Industries www.ueidaq.com www.unity3d.com Unity Technologies URS www.urscorp.com URS-TSET www.URS-simulation.com Vartec nv www.vartec.be VDC Display Systems www.vdcds.com Vectioneer www.vectioneer.com VESC/GPSim B V www.gpsim.eu VIASAT Inc www.viasat.com/government-communications/rf-signal-environment-generation Virtalis www.virtalis.com VirTra Systems www.virtra.com www.virtuallogicsys.com Virtual Logic Systems Private Limited Virtual Reality Media (VRM) www.vrm.sk www.virtc.com Virtual Technology Corporation Virtual Edge www.virtualedgeinc.com VirtualSim www.virtualsim.com www.vismod.com Visualise Modelling Viswire www.viswire.com VR Viz www.vrviz.com VSD LLC www.vsdonline.com VSTEP www.vstep.nl VT MÄK www.mak.com VT Miltope www.miltope.com VWORLD www.vworld.fr War Games and Simulation Centre in National Defence University www.csikgw.aon.edu.pl WILL Interactive Inc. www.willinteractive.com www.wisdomtools.com WisdomTools, Inc. WITTENSTEIN aerospace & simulation, Inc. www.wittenstein-us.com World Class Aviation Academy www.worldclassaviationacademy.com Wyle www.wyle.com www.xpisimulation.com XPI Simulation Ltd Xsens Technologies B.V. www.xsens.com Zel Technologies, LLC www.zeltech.com ZelTech Training Solutions www.zeltechlivetraining.com Zen Technologies Limited www.zentechnologies.com

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