I/ITSEC 2018: Link launches Blue Boxer

27th November 2018 - 06:41 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Orlando


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L3 Link Training & Simulation has launched a new training device that addresses a need to cut the cost of simulation yet increase the capabilities of the simulation device.

The Blue Boxer Extended Reality (BBXR) device uses COTS technology to provide what the company calls ‘a high-fidelity training simulator [that is] optimised in a condensed footprint that delivers a wide range of military aviation training capability.’

Speaking exclusively to Shephard, Lenna Genna, L3 Link Training & Simulation President said that, by using COTS technology and the company’s knowledge in the integration of such technology, ‘we’ve used our expertise, combined with that of feedback from the military, to provide a solution that addresses a wide range of military training requirements.’

Genna continued, ‘this deployable training system was developed based on direct feedback from operators who need a networkable trainer that is lower cost, lighter weight and in a form factor attractive to the most space constrained users.’ 

Typically, the latter would include the deployment of such devices on aircraft carriers.

The demonstration system at I/ITSEC, features an HTC Vive HMD and Link’s HD World image generator. This portable and reconfigurable training device, ‘uses the operational flight programme of the real aircraft ...

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