Elbit to Supply Components for T-45 Trainer

By Tish Drake | June 27, 2008
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Boeing selected Elbit Systems as chief supplier of the Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS), which will integrate radar training into the U.S. Navy’s T-45 Training System, the airframer said. VMTS simulates via data link an unclassified, mechanically scanned tactical radar that provides air-to-air and air-to-ground modes as well as simulated weapons and simulated electronic warfare, Boeing said. These functions can be networked between the participating aircraft and instructor ground stations. "VMTS will enrich the undergraduate military flight officer’s weapons-and-tactics curriculum, producing flight officers who are better prepared to transition to carrier strike-fighter and electronic-attack duty," said Barbara Wilson, T-45 Training Systems director and program manager for Boeing. The T-45 Training System is in use at Naval Air Station (NAS) Kingsville, Texas; NAS Meridian, Miss.; and NAS Pensacola, Fla. The system comprises the two-seat T-45 Goshawk jet trainer, fully integrated instrument and visual flight simulators, computer-assisted classrooms and courseware, and a computerized training management asset.

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