Boeing has upgraded
all the U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor Mission Training Centers with its
high-fidelity Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS).
trains pilots in a more realistic visual environment than current
simulators and allows them to experience extreme maneuvers that
typically are only practiced in a simulator.
The final CRVS
installations were recently done at
Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Simulators at Hawaii’s Hickam
Air Force Base, Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base and Virginia’s
Langley Air Force Base, also have the system.
installation of the Boeing Constant Resolution Visual System
improves the realism of ground-based training and increases
mission readiness for pilots,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Zamiska,
325th Training Support Squadron commander. “This is paramount for
Tyndall's mission of training and projecting unrivaled combat
Boeing’s patented CRVS display is the
centerpiece of the training suite and provides high-resolution
imagery for pilots with nearly 20/20 acuity in an immersive,
360-degree visual environment.
By using off-the-shelf projectors,
the system takes advantage of rapidly emerging commercial
“With innovative thinking, backed by a roadmap
for advancing the technology in years ahead, the CRVS is
anticipating the future needs of customers,” said Tim Noonan,
Boeing’s vice president of Training Systems and Government
Services. “We’re providing the customer with a tool that makes
them mission ready and also gives them an edge in the sky because
of the way pilots can train in this system.”
delivered in 2010, is found in a variety of other aircraft
simulators, including the F-15 Eagle, AH-64 Apache, M-346 Master,
BAE Hawk and F-16 Fighting Falcon.
A member of the F-22 Raptor team with Lockheed Martin and
Pratt &Whitney, Boeing develops, integrates and delivers F-22
aircrew and maintenance training systems to the Air Force, along
with logistics and sustainment services.
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