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MetaVR VRSG for additional ANG F-16 simulators

6th February 2020 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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MetaVR’s Virtual Reality Scene Generator (VRSG) is to equip additional US Air National Guard (ANG) F-16 simulators, the company announced on 5 February.

A total of 380 VRSG real time 3D licences have been purchased for ANG F-16 Mission Tactics Trainer simulators fielded in Tucson, AZ; Madison, WI; Atlantic City, NJ; Montgomery, AL; and at Joint Base San Antonio, Lackland, TX, and Andrews Air Force Base, MD.

VRSG supports both the ANG and Air Force Reserve Command advanced pilot training in all current F-16 MTT configuration simulation systems in use.

The system simulates multiple views for the F-16: out-the-window, embedded HUD, HMD/HMIT, real-time streaming protocol in the central display unit, ground map radar, targeting pod, and maverick missile displays. Combined with MetaVR 3D terrain and models, cockpit displays with native 4K (4096 x 2160) resolution offer combat pilots an immersive field-of-view that renders the out-the window virtual environment with near 20/20 visual acuity.

MetaVR also recently supplied the ANG with geospecific 3D terrain of most regions of the world for rendering in VRSG. MetaVR's world terrain, in round-earth geocentric Metadesic format, was provided for unlimited programme reuse and redistribution. This terrain is updated routinely, based on customer needs.

Garth Smith, president, MetaVR, said: ‘VRSG has been delivering advanced image generation for F-16 combat aircraft simulators for many years, and this latest order is testament to the system’s capabilities to support a wide range of operational training scenarios.

‘We undertake continuous development of features and content to keep VRSG concurrent and compatible with the F-16 in its various configurations, in order to deliver a geospecific, high-fidelity training experience for the pilots that operate these aircraft, enabling them to maintain currency in hyper-realistic environments to help ensure mission success.’

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