FlightSafety International has been awarded a contract from Lockheed Martin for the design, development and manufacture of visual systems and displays for the new MC/EC-130J full-mission capable simulators. The simulators will be equipped with the FlightSafety VITAL 1150 image generator and CrewView collimated glass mirror display, and delivered to the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) in 2022 and 2023.
“The selection by Lockheed Martin of FlightSafety’s VITAL1150 image generator and CrewView glass mirror display reflects the value and reliability of our products, and our experience delivering the highest quality mission rehearsal training to the Air Force Special Operations Command,” said Afshan Baharmast, Vice President of Government Business Development and Capture.
CrewView glass mirror displays offer superior optical performance, sharper image clarity, and long-term reliability. Its modular design produces fields of view (FOV) up to 300 degrees horizontally, providing significant improvements in realism and situational awareness. The true collimated images displayed are free of visible distortions and artifacts out to mirror edge.
VITAL 1150 visual systems feature PC hardware and graphic processor platforms that deliver greater rendering performance and unprecedented scene generation capability. Its ability to render normal rates of 120Hz with up to 8K resolution provides highly accurate representations of real-world visual environments, with the sharpest visual quality throughout the entire flight envelope encountered during training.
FlightSafety provides mission-critical training programs and equipment to government and military agencies around the world. The many platforms supported include tankers, transport and tilt-rotor aircraft, helicopters, cargo load, and refueling boom systems.
FlightSafety International is the world’s premier professional aviation training company and supplier of flight simulators, visual systems and displays to commercial, government and military organizations. FlightSafety’s highly qualified instructors provide more than 1.4 million hours of training each year to pilots, technicians and other aviation professionals from 167 countries and independent territories. FlightSafety operates the world’s largest fleet of advanced full-flight simulators at Learning Centers and training locations in the United States, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, France, Hong Kong, India, Japan, the Netherlands, Norway, South Africa and the United Kingdom.