The New Flight Training Center in Greece to Follow the Israeli Model

Israel Ministry of Defense (IMOD) and Hellenic Ministry of National Defense have signed an expansive agreement of approximately NIS 5.5 billion (€1.375 billion) for the establishment and operation of an international flight training center for the Hellenic Air Force. Further expansions also include cooperation between the Israeli flight academy and Hellenic Airforce Academy and adding military helicopter pilot training at the facility. The goal of the new center is to train fighter pilots of the Greek Air Force and foreign armed forces, similar to the Italian Air Force/Leonardo International Flight Training School (IFTS).

Lockheed Martin To Offer Korean ‘Golden Eagle’ for USAF Advanced Future Trainer (T-X)

Lockheed Martin announced today that it will offer the T-50A in the U.S. Air Force's T-X Advanced Pilot Training (APT). The T-50A is the US designation reserved for the Korean T-50 Golden Eagle. The US Air Force plans to acquire 350 advanced trainers, to replace the +50 year old T-38 Talon in service.

Joint Fires Trainer to Improve British Fire Support

The British Army began operating a mobile Close Air Support (CAS) and Joint Fires simulator, a bespoke solution was built to satisfy the military requirement for mobile, on the job training for personnel of the 1st Artillery Brigade personnel. The Joint Fires Mobile Trainer (JFMT) is now in active service, training Joint Terminal Attack Controllers (JTAC) and Fire...

An Israeli Helmet Display is Tailored for Rocket Planes

X Racers Debut at Tulsa with Revolutionary Live-Virtual High Speed Race Rocket Racing pilots participating at the upcoming Tulsa Airshow will have the first opportunity to experience and demonstrate the next generation helmet mounted display technology sofar available only to fighter pilots. The revolutionary Targo Racer aviator’s helmet developed by Israel's Elbit Systems (NASDAQ: ESLT) integrates a display system and...

UAV Wing Gets Predator Simulators

The US Air Force received five Predator Mission Aircrew Training System (PMATS). By June 2007 seven PMATS systems will be based at the Creech Air Force Base in Indian Springs, NV to support the newly established 432nd unmanned systems wing, the first US Air Force wing totally dedicated to Predator and Reaper operations. L-3 Link is a division of L-3 Communications (NYSE: LLL). The simulator enables...

Terrain modeling and tactical decision support systems

Most of the current Low Intensity Conflict (LIC) operations between the Palestinians and Israelis over the occupied territories in the Gaza Strip and West Bank are taking place in densely built-up environment. This type of terrain is favorable for urban guerilla warfare, and poses tough challenges for the deployment of regular military forces. Having to engage the enemy in such...

Populating the Virtual Worlds

Rapid re-construction of complex urban environments presents a challenge, already addressed by an automated, urban scene-generating process, performed by specialized systems developers such as TerraSim, Inc. The company demonstrated its TerraTools terrain generation and visualization software at I/ITSEC, highlighting new capabilities made available through their new Core 3.5 release. Operating within the simulator's synthetic environment are computer-generated Semi-Automatic forces (SAF), drawing...

Elbit Systems of America to Provide Displays and Datalinks for Boeing Red Hawk (T-X)

Elbit Systems of America confirmed it will supply Boeing a number of products – including cockpit displays, datalinks, and embedded training capabilities for the T-7A RedHawk (T-X) advanced pilot training aircraft Boeing is developing for the United States Air Force. In the initial phase, Boeing was selected to deliver 351 trainers, over 10 years, from 2024 to 2034.

‘Smart Entities’ define Computer Generated Terrorists for Simulation Training

These interactive, Terrorist Computer Generated Forces (TCGF) embedded into computer models, implement decades of operational experience and research, conducted with Israel Ministry of Defense. "Smart Entities" incorporates a broad range of terror and urban warfare scenarios and will provide Israel’s Defense Forces with a level of high fidelity training that’s as real as it gets. These models are based...

A Growing Market for Synthetic Training and Simulation in Europe

The European Military Synthetic Training and Simulation Markets earned revenues of $1.1 billion in 2006. Frost & Sullivan finds estimates this market segment to reach $1.8 billion in 2015. "As European countries increase cooperation in joint military training programs to promote improved training efficiency and cost reductions in net-centric warfare (NCW) environments, the markets for military synthetic training and...

Virtual Iraq – VR Based Therapy for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Developed by Virtually Better, with funding from the Naval Research Office, “Virtual Iraq” VR environment suitable for therapy of anxiety disorders resulting from the high-stress environment. The treatment involves exposing the patient to a virtual environment containing the feared situation rather than taking the patient into the actual environment or having the patient imagine the stimulus. The virtual environment...

Royal Jordanian Air Academy to Teach Iraqi Technicians

The Pentagon announced today the award of a $370 million contract to Royal Jordanian Air Academy, Amman, Jordan, for the train of Iraqi aviation technicians. This outsourcing contract provides for one year of training which will also include teaching the Iraqis to speak English... The contract was awarded a by the US Air Force.

Simulatiog and Training of Joint Air/Ground Missions

One of the main drivers for change in the military's training process is the requirement for better interoperability, or 'jointness' among multi-service and multi-national forces. A typical example for how a simulation tool enables better performance of air and ground forces is Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC). The JTAC is the link between the Army and the Air Force when...

Italian Air Force Tornado Strike Fighters Deploy to Israel for Desert Training

All photos: Amir Segev, courtesy of Sky-High.co.il Eight Italian Tornado strike fighters deployed to Israel Air Force (IAF) Base at Ovda for eight days. The visit came two weeks after elements from four IAF squadrons deployed to Sardinia for two weeks of training. The aircraft were part of the 6º ‘Alfredo Fusco’ Tactical Fighter Wing from Ghedi and the 50º Stormo ’Giorgio Graffer’...