TRU Simulation + Training Inc., a Textron Inc. company, completed modifications to the United States Air Force’s (USAF) C17 MTS Maintenance Training System (MTS) and a Maintenance Training Device (MTD) for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).The modifications, a combined award value of more than $30 million, were completed under a contract with the C-17 Training System (TS) prime contractor, L-3 Link Simulation and Training. The C-17 MTS is the USAF Air Mobility Command’s large complex training system with 11 device types. The USAF has 37 devices installed at eight locations.
The modifications included aircraft concurrency revisions to the Block 17+ configuration, as well as adding new task capabilities for Electronic Warfare and Flares training. TRU’s completion of these major modifications brings 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.
TRU’s Military and Business Simulation business unit contains the component of AAI Corporation that has been maintaining, modifying, and producing C-17 MTDs for the USAF since 1997. That component was merged into TRU when the company was formed in 2014.