I/ITSEC 2016: SGB Enterprises contracts Stirling Dynamics
Active control technology specialists Stirling Dynamics has received a contract from SGB Enterprises to supply active controls for their UH-60M and CH-47F helicopter flight simulators for the US Army. This contract award builds upon a long term relationship involving joint development of the equipment between the two companies.
SGB will provide its Cockpit Avionics Procedural Tool with visual and flight control systems (CAPTE-VCS) - a device designed to train operators in start-up, shutdown, on-ground and in-flight emergency procedures. Such devices are used to train tasks prior to using the full mission simulators.
Stirling will be responsible for supplying seven cockpit control sets and spares. Each set includes both pilot and co-pilot controls that comprise active cyclics, collectives and pedals. Under this new contract, which is valued in excess of $1 million, the UK-based Stirling will export the simulator sets to California-based SGB in six shipments throughout 2017.
The two companies have been working together since 2014 when they collaborated to develop the first UH-60M CAPTE-VCS system that was showcased at the I/ITSEC 2014 trade show.
‘Stirling is extremely pleased to extend our partnership with SGB and to see their training systems encompass an increasing range of platforms and reaching an ever wider user community,’ said Gareth Vaughan, Stirling’s Aerospace and Marine Systems (AMS) Business Manager.
‘The SGB CAPTE-VCS product is proving to be an excellent training platform and we are proud to support the flagship model with our active simulator flight control technology.’
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