By Juliet Van Wagenen | August 27, 2014
|CAE demonstrates simulation interoperability and networking for RAAF C-130J aircrews. Photo: CAE|
[Avionics Today 08-27-2014] At the SimTect/SimHealth show, Australia's annual conference and exhibition focused on simulation, CAE announced it has recently demonstrated the networking and interoperability of C-130J training systems located at Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Base.
CAE, a Canadian flight simulator manufacturer, linked their C-130J Full-Flight and Mission Simulator (FFMS) with a C-130J Tactical Airlift Crew Trainer (TACT) developed by Bluedrop and Virtual Simulation Systems (VSS) to demonstrate a single virtual aircraft operating in a common synthetic environment. The networked training devices demonstrated how the entire mission crew, including C-130J pilots and loadmasters, could train together in an integrated virtual environment.
"There are technical challenges associated with interoperability when trying to network training devices with different architectures from various manufacturers; however, these challenges can be overcome and the end result can be improved mission training prior to operational deployments," said Peter Redman, vice president and general manager of CAE Australia.