28 November, 2017: Lockheed Martin will take delivery of display systems from Rockwell Collins for two international F-16 training program customers. The solutions include tailored configurations of Rockwell Collins’ Griffin rear-projection dome and SpectraView display systems.
“With only slight modifications to existing products, international customers will be able to provide pilots with modern, high-fidelity training that’s tailored to their environment,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager, Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “Our readiness-without-boundaries approach to training solutions is highlighted in the flexibility of this product to meet unique F-16 training requirements.”
The 360-degree Griffin rear-projection dome configuration will include an expanded ingress and egress system to accommodate the larger cockpit of an F-16 and capitalises on projector capabilities for better night vision goggle (NVG) usage, providing a heightened sense of realism in night time training operations.
The modified, front projection SpectraView solution will be the first of its kind to include full NVG functionality while boasting a broad field of view, wrapping 300 degrees around the user, 120 degrees above and 40 degrees below. The system also uses industry commercial off-the-shelf projectors.