Army orders more UH-60M simulators

Nov. 30, 2011 at 9:12 AM
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ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Rockwell Collins has been contracted by the U.S. Army to supply additional transportable operations simulators for Black Hawk helicopters.

The value of the T-BOS simulators is $35 million. Delivery of the units is to completed by September 2015.

"Rockwell Collins has developed a strong track record of delivering the T-BOS on-time and on-budget with the kind of capability that has made it the U.S. Army's standard deployable training device for the Black Hawk helicopter," said LeAnn Ridgeway, vice president and general manager of Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins.

"Its mobile nature saves time and resources by taking the training to pilots in the field, and it is the only U.S. Army accredited flight training device for the UH-60M aircraft."

The T-BOS flight simulator is equipped with UH-60M avionics, including cockpit displays. It is easily transportable and can be set up and ready for training in eight hours, Rockwell said.

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