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.

CrewView glass mirror displays offer more 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 scene generation capability. Its ability to render normal rates of 120Hz with up to 8K resolution provides accurate representations of real-world visual environments, with sharp 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.