FlightSafety International has been selected by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NA WCTSD) to design and manufacture Flight Training Devices for the AH-I Z and the UH-1Y. The devices will be installed at the Marine Air Corps Station Futenma in Okinawa, Japan.
They will feature FlightSafety's latest advances in simulation technology. This includes FlightSafety VITAL 1100 Image Generators, a dome visual display with 270-by-80 degree field of view (+30 degrees up and -50 degrees down). The devices will also feature Microsoft Windows 10, advanced Cybersecurity, daily operational readiness test software as well as other computational system upgrades.
In addition, FlightSafety will modify four existing AH-lZ and UH-IY Flight Training Devices located at Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base in Southern California. The modifications to these devices, which were manufactured by FlightSafety, include a new aft entry area, Instructor Operating System position and design, a visual display dome and visual turret structure, as well as an expanded vertical Field of View and 6-axis degrees of freedom secondary motion system.