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Eye tracking added to Australian Hawk simulators for enhanced effectiveness

24th August 2021 - 13:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy


The Hawk Mk127 instructor operating station. (Photo: author)

The RAAF, alongside industry partner CAE Australia, is to upgrade its Hawk Mk127 training devices with eye tracking systems to improve training.

CAE Australia has been awarded a contract by the Australian Department of Defence’s Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group to upgrade the RAAF three Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators (FMS) with the Crew Training System, an AI-based eye-tracking system developed by Seeing Machines.

The company and its partner Seeing Machines will collaborate to install and integrate the Crew Training System that features precision eye-tracking technology on the CAE-built Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators used as part of the RAAF’s lead-in fighter training (LIFT) programme.

The eye-tracking technology is designed to improve aircrew training by providing objective data on where pilots are looking during

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Trevor Nash


Trevor Nash

After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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