Modifications to C-17 MTS complete
TRU Simulation and Training has completed modification work to C-17 maintenance training platforms for US Air Force (USAF) and Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) end users, the company announced on 6 March.
The work included modifications to the USAF's C-17 Maintenance Training System (MTS) and a Maintenance Training Device (MTD) for the RAAF.
The modifications included aircraft concurrency revisions to the Block 17+ configuration, as well as adding new task capabilities for electronic warfare and flares training. The modifications bring the MTS up to the latest aircraft configuration required for current and effective maintenance training and provides greatly enhanced training capabilities for the USAF and RAAF's C-17 maintainers.
The work was carried out under a $30 million contract with the C-17 Training System prime contractor, L-3 Link Simulation and Training.
John Hayward, senior vice president and general manager of TRU's military and business simulation division, said: 'With extensive experience on air force maintenance training requirements for both the USAF and RAAF, TRU was able to deliver highly complex modifications to the C-17 MTDs ahead of schedule, which is keeping the customers' teams mission ready.'
TRU has performed as the maintenance device provider for the C-17 training system since 1997.
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