To make this website work, we log user data. By using Shephard's online services, you agree to our Privacy Policy, including cookie policy.

×
Open menu Search

USN spends big on sim upgrade programmes

6th July 2021 - 09:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

RSS

Previously supplied and supported by L3Harris Link, F/A-18/EA-18G devices will now be the responsibility of CAE. (Photo: L3Harris Technologies)

The USN is investing more than $1.3 billion in upgrading its flight training equipment and hardening the overall system against cyberattacks.

The USN intends to award several contracts over the next three years to upgrade its fleet of simulators to maintain currency with the aircraft and refresh older simulation technologies.

Speaking during the Training and Simulation Industry Symposium (TSIS) in Orlando on 16-17 June, the acquisition director at the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD), Mike Merritt, said that his emphasis will be on fewer new simulators, more upgrades to existing devices and providing increased levels of security and cyber protection.

If all of the upgrades go ahead, NAWCTSD will be investing more than $1.3 billion, mostly on sole-source contracts, notably

Already have an account? Log in

Want to keep reading this article?

Read this Article

Get access to this article with a Free Basic Account

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 1 free story per week
  • Personalised news alerts
  • Daily and weekly newsletters
  • Free magazine subscription to all our titles
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Create account

Unlimited Access

Access to all our premium news as a Premium News 365 Member. Corporate subscriptions available.

  • Original curated content, daily across air, land and naval domains
  • 14-day free trial (cancel at any time)
  • Unlimited access to all published premium news
  • 10-year news archive access
  • Downloadable equipment data handbooks
  • Distribution rights (Corporate only)
Start your free trial

Share to

Linkedin