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Air Force contracts for simulator support

SAN JOSE, Calif., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force has contracted Allied Telesis for flight simulator technologies in support of fighter pilot training at Edwards Air Force Base.

U.S. company Allied Telesis was contracted for its SwitchBlade x908 and other advanced technologies for integration into the Air Force's new flight simulator mission systems.

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Officials say the installation of the SwitchBlade x908 will go to support fighter pilots' training on advanced flight systems at Edwards Air Force Base in California.

"We went head to head against major networking competitors to win this contract," Lisa Thompson, Allied Telesis vice president of enterprise sales, said in a statement.

"We came out ahead in performance, features and as an overall solution in video streaming and optimization fly-off format in Air Force testing. Our consistent, outstanding software and hardware development in enterprise-level applications caught and captured the attention of this high-profile installation. This resulted in our being the best provider overall."

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