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Boeing upgrading F-15C visual trainers

  |   Dec. 1, 2011 at 8:40 AM
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- Visual systems in U.S. Air Force F-15C Mission Training Centers are being upgraded with Boeing's Constant Resolution Visual System under a $20 million contract.

The CRVS is central to a complete immersive training and uses standard, off-the-shelf projectors.

"A key feature of the CRVS is the ability to train with the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System and night vision goggles, both of which will be used in the F-15C MTC," said Mark McGraw, Boeing vice president for Training Systems and Services.

Boeing said the 12 MTCs to be upgraded are at Langley Air Force Base, Va.; Royal Air Force Lakenheath in Britain; and Kadena Air Base in Japan.

Boeing said its CRVS, compatible with a full array of aircraft cockpits, reduces total system life-cycle cost by minimizing the number of projectors used.

"CRVS is unique because it is the only system to provide constant resolution throughout the field of view," said McGraw. "It eliminates a key problem with other systems, where the visibility of targets varies depending on where the pilot looks.

"Our design provides increased performance, yet is simple in concept."

Boeing said it will begin installing the F-15C visual systems in October. The project is expected to be completed by January 2013.

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