E&S to build helicopter training center in Turkey

SALT LAKE CITY, 1 Nov. 2005. Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. (E&S) announced today that the company has been awarded a contract by HAVELSAN (Hava Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.) of Ankara, Turkey, to provide EPX-5000 and EPX-500 image generators and a database generation system for the Turkey HELSIM program.

Nov 1st, 2005

SALT LAKE CITY, 1 Nov. 2005. Evans & Sutherland Computer Corp. (E&S) announced today that the company has been awarded a contract by HAVELSAN (Hava Elektronik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S.) of Ankara, Turkey, to provide EPX-5000 and EPX-500 image generators and a database generation system for the Turkey HELSIM program.

This program will establish two world-class military helicopter training centers for both the Blackhawk and Sea Hawk helicopters. The contract will include two Blackhawk and one Sea Hawk Flight Simulators (FSs), one Blackhawk and one Sea Hawk Flight Training Devices (FTDs), and Tactical Control Centers (TCCs).

Evans & Sutherland will supply EPX-5000s for the FS devices and EPX-500s for the sensor requirements, as well as the FTDs and TCCs. The revolutionary Environment Creation Tool (ECT) will be provided for rapid database creation and update.
This contract is the latest in a series of programs in which Evans & Sutherland has supplied equipment to HAVELSAN, Turkey's leading simulator manufacturer, and signifies the strengthening of the relationship between the two companies.

"The selection of Evans & Sutherland by HAVELSAN for this important national program is further evidence of the growing global recognition of the power of the EPX/ECT product line and its ability to provide best-in-class image generation and whole earth databases with rapid update capability," said E&S Simulation Systems General Manager Nick Gibbs. "Our excellent relationship with HAVELSAN over the years on programs such as the F-16, Turkish Air Force CN-235, and the Korean Air Force CN-235, will ensure that together we will deliver a world-class capability to the Turkish Army Land Forces and the Turkish Navy."

Evans & Sutherland produces professional hardware and software to create highly realistic visual images for simulation, training, engineering, and other applications throughout the world. E&S visual systems are used in both military and commercial systems, as well as planetariums and interactive theaters. For more information, see www.es.com.

HAVELSAN is a software and systems company developing global solutions for defense and IT sectors. HAVELSAN develops its core competencies in C4ISR, simulation and training simulators, and information management systems. HAVELSAN develops FAA Level C & D mission simulators, full flight simulators, and weapon system trainers, with high fidelity, for cargo aircraft, jet aircraft, and helicopters for military and civilian customers.

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