L3Harris Technologies, a global aerospace and defense technology innovator based in Arlington, will lead a team to transform the U.S. Air Force’s flight simulator training that’s used to develop highly skilled air crews.
Todd Gautier, president of aviation systems at L3Harris, says the team, which includes Dell Technologies, CAE USA, CymSTAR, and Leidos, will provide the Air Force with increased cybersecurity and a common operating environment.
“The integrated solution will allow the Air Force to grow into multiple platforms and provide crews with a more realistic training environment,” Gautier said in a news release last week.
Approximately 2,400 simulators across 300 locations will be updated over the next few years.
“As we move to multi-domain operations, there’s an increased focus on commonality and interoperability for all Department of Defense training efforts,” Lt. Col. Rick Jaime, materiel leader of operational training infrastructure at the U.S. Air Force, said in the release.
Jaime says the USAF looks forward to the collaboration with its partners to “create a unique approach to synthetic training environments. These are capabilities that will integrate into broader training systems in the future.”
Take a look at the company’s flight simulation at the Arlington training center in this video.