Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Navy Employs Sikorsky Virtual Environment Trainer
The U.S. Navy has begun using its first virtual reality training device, a Sikorsky MH-60S aircrew virtual environmental trainer (AVET). MH-60S and HH-60H crew members will practice aerial gunnery, cargo replenishment, confined area landings and search and rescue (SAR) with the new full-motion simulator. Capt. John Feeney, Naval Aviation Training Systems Program Office (PMA-205) program manager, says that future plans call for the Navy to “network this trainer with the tactical operational flight trainers for multi-crew mission rehearsal training.” The simulator is based at Naval Air Station North Island in San Diego, Calif.