HAIFA, Israel , July 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Elbit Systems Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESLT) announced it has been selected by Boeing to be the supplier for the US Navy's T-45 Goshawk Virtual Mission Training System (VMTS).
The VMTS, a key element in the US Navy's Undergraduate Military Flight Officer (UMFO) training modernization plan, will provide realistic training at a reduced cost in a fighter-like environment and will enable the retirement of the aging T-39 that is currently doing this job.
The VMTS system 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. These functions can be networked between the participant aircraft and the instructor ground station that controls the mission presentation.
VMTS allows a T-45 aircraft to simulate the use of radar and weapons against virtual aircraft while in flight as well as cooperate with other real and virtual aircraft.
This type of "download" training has the potential to transform military flight training, not only in terms of cost savings but also by delivering higher-quality training in a safe and measurable way. This allows the maximum potential to be gleaned from costly training hours.
Ran Hellerstein, Elbit Systems Executive Vice President and Co-General Manager, Aerospace Division commented on the selection: "We are very proud to have been selected for such a prestigious training system program. This selection demonstrates our commitment to provide cutting edge training systems to Boeing, in support of the U.S. Navy's mission readiness requirements."
Elbit Systems operates within the simulator market and supplies systems for all types of platforms, including those for air, land and naval applications. Utilizing its advanced technological capabilities, particularly in developing software for complex system programs, as well as its global leadership in upgrading defense platforms, Elbit Systems is supplying simulation and avionics systems to various customers around the world.
About Elbit Systems
Elbit Systems Ltd. is an international defense electronics company engaged in a wide range of defense-related programs throughout the world. The Company, which includes Elbit Systems and its subsidiaries, operates in the areas of aerospace, land and naval systems, command, control, communications, computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance ("C4ISR"), unmanned air vehicle (UAV) systems, advanced electro-optics, electro-optic space systems, EW suites, airborne warning systems, ELINT systems, data links and military communications systems and radios. The Company also focuses on the upgrading of existing military platforms and developing new technologies for defense, homeland security and commercial aviation applications.
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