Air Force flight training experts eye Google Cloud to power new aircraft flight simulation and training

Jan. 4, 2021
Virtual system functions even with commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) equipment like a gaming chair and joystick that works with the software.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – As U.S. Air Force leaders look for new ways to increase pilot training, they have turned to Google Cloud to help power new flight simulation platforms. Fedscoop reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

4 Jan. 2021 -- The technology, acquired by the U.S. Defense Innovation Unit in Cambridge, Mass., offers a relatively cheap and scalable cloud computing-based training interface that can support several types of aircraft simulations.

The Joint Immersive Training System (JITS) has a consistent interface for several types of planes the Air Force trains on, as opposed to one-off systems that model specific planes.

Pilot training and flight simulation have become critical issues for the Air Force, with recent initiatives like Pilot Training Next and others looking to fill a shortage of trained pilots with commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology-driven solutions like the one Google now provides.

Related: The increasing role of COTS in high-fidelity simulation

Related: Simulation and mission rehearsal relies on state-of-the-art computing

Related: Deployable simulation and training

John Keller, chief editor
Military & Aerospace Electronics

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