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Mixed reality training systems for T-38C programme

11th October 2018 - 10:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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FlightSafety and Global Simulation have received a contract to provide ten mixed reality training systems for the T-38C programme, FlightSafety announced on 9 October.

The training systems will be installed at Euro-NATO Joint Jet Pilot Training (ENJJPT), 80th Flying Training Wing, Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, which hosts internationally manned and managed pilot training programmes.

Training is expected to begin in March 2019. The systems will support ENJJPT and Introduction to Fighter Fundamentals offering Air Education and Training Command its first mixed reality flight training system.

The mixed reality training will be delivered through a headset that is integrated with FlightSafety’s VITAL 1100 visual system, offering the same virtual environment utilised in the air force’s existing T-38C Talon and T-6 Texan II, among others.

The new advanced technology system will enable users to see and interact with a virtual cockpit, checklists and notes within a specific flight environment. It offers customised flight controls for fixed-wing aircraft as well as rotary wing aircraft.

The system is comprised of COTS components and utilises a high resolution pass-through camera that enables pilots to interact with a real world environment. The FlightSafety VITAL 1100 image generator can present an extensive variety of existing visual databases or those provided by the operator. The system is easily transportable and can be operated without an internet connection.

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