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BOWST aerial refuelling simulator ready for training

29th November 2011 - 16:41 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Quantum3D and CymSTAR have announced that their Boom Operator Weapons System Trainer (BOWST) aerial refuelling simulator has been declared ready-for-training by the United States Air Force (USAF). The announcement was made in a 28 November 2011 company statement.

According to Quantum3D this is the first KC-135R boom operator trainer to receive SIMCERT (Simulator Certification), allowing transfer of training credits from the aircraft to the simulator.

Quantum3D and prime contractor CymSTAR will build nine systems in total for the USAF, with one system already in use at McConnell Air Force Base. The simulator uses the Quantum3D Independence IDX 6000 image generator with five channels, GeoScapeSE WWDB (Worldwide Database), and advanced weather and ocean plug-ins to produce real-world and life-like scenarios for boom operators. The simulator also leverages advanced shadows, spotlights, aircraft lighting, and refuelling receptacles to provide realistic cues and support the high demands for depth perception required by boom operators.

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