The first four CF-18 Air Combat Emulators (ACES) built by the Link Simulation and Training (Link) division of L-3 Communications have been delivered and declared ready for training. The simulators immerse pilots in a high fidelity, networked virtual simulation.
As part of the CF-18 Advanced Distributed Combat Training System (ADCTS) program, the four CF-18 ACES support the ability to conduct a full range of tactical training missions. The CF-18 ACES are integrated with Link's SimuSphere display system, providing pilots with computer generated visual imagery across a 360-degree field-of-view.
CF-18 Part Task Trainers allow pilots to hone their skills in performing specific aircraft system operations.
The training systems are integrated with a single flat panel display that enable pilots to view out-the-window computer generated imagery.
The program provides networked team, joint and combined training flight simulation exercises.
Link Simulation and Training delivers and supports training systems and equipment to enhance operational proficiency. Link's services include conducting front end analysis, program design, simulator design, and production and field support.
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