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I/ITSEC 2023: CAE unveils US Air Force digital F-16 cockpit

30th November 2023 - 20:03 GMT | by Norbert Neumann in Orlando


Approximately 2,400 simulators across 300 US Air Force locations will be updated under SCARS. (Photo: Norbert Neumann/Shephard)

For the first time CAE exhibited a digital F-16 cockpit integrated with the Simulators Common Architecture Requirements and Standards (SCARS) marking a major step forward in training equipment virtualisation.

CAE showcased a digital F-16 fighter jet cockpit simulator connected to its Simulators Common Architecture Requirements and Standards (SCARS) for the first time at I/ITSEC 2023.

SCARS, a centralised enterprise solution which establishes a common open-systems architecture for US Air Force (USAF) simulators, platforms and the Joint Synthetic Environment, will enable all USAF simulators to leverage common applications, swiftly update and maintain evergreen modelling and simulation capabilities, and offer enhanced cyber resilience.

CAE USA has been the prime contractor on the USAF’s SCARS programme which has been established to integrate and standardize the service’s aircraft training simulators. The effort, currently in its fourth year,

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Norbert Neumann


Norbert Neumann

Norbert is the Aviation, Military Training & Simulation reporter at Shephard Media. Before joining Shephard in …

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