This is the first in a series of short articles on developments in flight simulation training devices for military, human-in-the-cockpit, rotary- and fixed wing aircraft. These articles will include “deep dives,” highlighting innovations in the devices themselves and in their underpinning technology foundations. Additionally, the series will identify the collaborative industry teams and acquisition program dynamics enabling the delivery of new FSTDs. The training devices in these articles will be randomly selected from military training enterprises around the globe.
RYAN AEROSPACE’s basic concept demonstrator will show how (using mixed reality technology) the trainee can see hands in the cockpit and interact with controls and instruments of their aircraft whilst everything seen outside the cockpit is virtual.
Ryan Aerospace Australia has won yet another major contract with the US Air Force, being tasked with building mixed reality simulators for aviators training on the T-38C jet for the Fighter Bomber Fundamentals course, training the next generation of fast-jet pilots.
See the RYAN AEROSPACE HELIMOD MARK III Helicopter Simulator configured as an AH-64 Apache Attack Helicopter Mission Trainer at booth #1170 at I/ITSEC, the world's largest military simulation and training event.