Lockheed Martin has selected Rockwell Collins to provide display systems for two international F-16 training program customers. The solutions include customized configurations of Rockwell Collins’ Griffin rear-projection dome and SpectraView™ display systems.
“With only slight modifications to existing products, international customers will be able to provide pilots with modern, high-fidelity training that’s tailored to their environment,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager, Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Our readiness-without-boundaries approach to training solutions is highlighted in the flexibility of this product to meet unique F-16 training requirements.”
The 360-degree Griffin rear-projection dome configuration will include an expanded ingress and egress system to accommodate the larger cockpit of an F-16 and capitalizes on projector capabilities for enhanced night vision goggle (NVG) usage, that offers a heightened sense of realism in nighttime training operations.
The tailored, front projection SpectraView solution will be the first of its kind to incorporate full NVG functionality, according to Rockwell. The system has a wide field of view, wrapping 300 degrees around the user, 120 degrees above and 40 degrees below and uses industry commercial off-the-shelf projectors.