U.S. Air Force engineers recognized the need to update the organization’s F-15E Mission Training Centers (MTCs) with the latest simulation and training technologies. They solved their problem with a system upgrade from The Boeing Company in St. Louis.
Boeing engineers delivered the company’s F-15E Suite 5 upgrade to the U.S. Air Force’s F-15E MTCs at Mountain Home Air Force Base (AFB), Idaho; Seymour Johnson AFB, N.C.; and Royal AFB Lakenheath in the United Kingdom.
The system upgrade ensures that the F-15E MTCs have aircrew training devices current with the latest aircraft configuration, including recent changes to the F-15E cockpit and its ability to carry the Small Diameter Bomb, says a representative.
Boeing also delivered to the Mountain Home MTC a four-ship training system, which enables pilots to train for missions in one of four immersive, networked simulators rather than in the aircraft, where range availability is limited.
The Boeing-developed and -operated F-15E solution, designed to provide aircrews with high-fidelity, simulator-based training, also helps users avoid the costs associated with training in operational aircraft.
“The MTC allows the customer to focus training on specific missions, such as surface attack or air-to-air,” says Kay Grabanski, Boeing F-15 MTC program manager. “It offers aircrews the realism required for mission training.”
The F-15E MTCs join the Distributed Mission Operations Network this August, enabling an aircrew in one location to train for missions with other aircrews located around the world.
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