In Issue 3, MS&T looked at the progress of the F-35 programme, with specific focus on aircrew training, and the plans of the partner nations. Depending on their level of partnership in the programme, these nations are also very much involved from an industrial perspective, not least the UK. Europe Editor Dim Jones reports.
This October Boeing announced it completed its upgrade of all US Air Force F-22 Raptor Mission Training Centers with its high fidelity Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS). The system up enhancement will permit Raptor pilots to more realistically train and rehearse for missions, and help the fifth-generation aircraft training system...
On 20th March, the USAF published the requirements for the Advanced Pilot Training Family of Systems (APT FoS) - aka T-X - to replace the ageing T-38. MS&T’s Dim Jones assesses the impact of key performance characteristics.
Future wars may not be fought with boots on the ground or missile-firing drones. Rather, they may be waged through eyes on the screen and fingers on the keyboard. Rick Adams reports on some challenges of finding and developing cyberwarriors.
A user judges the fidelity of a simulator by two yardsticks: does it handle and perform like the real aircraft; and does the world outside look as it should? The latter depends crucially on the quality of the projector. MS&T’s Dim Jones reports on organisational changes at Barco to refocus on the business basics of simulation projection.