L3 Link Training & Simulation has introduced the Blue Boxer™ Extended Reality (BBXR) deployable training system as the latest solution in its family of military aviation training platforms. This versatile capability will be on display in L3’s exhibit, Booth 1449, at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation, and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) 2018.
“Our Blue Boxer Extended Reality system is a high-fidelity training simulator, optimized in a condensed footprint, that delivers a wide range of military aviation training capability available on an unparalleled scale. The system offers training from the individual to the unit, resulting in unprecedented operational readiness,” said Lenny Genna, President of L3 Link Training & Simulation. “This deployable training system was developed based on direct feedback from operators who need a networkable trainer that is lower cost, lighter weight and in a form factor attractive to the most space-constrained users.”
The Blue Boxer portable training system emulates aircraft flight characteristics and Operational Flight Programs (OFP) utilizing mixed reality simulation. This is achieved by blending virtual reality, high-precision hand tracking and the accurate tactile feel of a physical instrument panel. Designed for austere environments, like expeditionary airfields or deployed aircraft carrier ready rooms, the system unifies the functionality of physical and virtual mission equipment and training to rehearse or fight in the simulated environment.
The Blue Boxer allows single or multiple entities to be flown with a range of skills, from basic proficiency to tactical combat, including mission planning, takeoff, formation and varying levels of complex air-to-air missions. It provides unlimited expandability to network multiple aviators performing integrated or joint training anywhere in the world. The vertically encased Blue Boxer is human transportable, measuring 72 inches long by 38 inches deep, and can be powered by any standard 120-volt outlet.
Further training efficiency is gained with Link’s patented Adaptive Learning Engine (ALE), which provides artificial intelligence-driven proficiency evaluation and performance reporting across a flight training curriculum. This enables higher student to instructor ratios, provides objective training performance metrics and significantly relieves training delays due to flight instructor limitations. Pilots can complete training, testing and recertification requirements more quickly in local to expeditionary environments.