The US Air Force has awarded Boeing a $19m contract to provide Mission Training Centre (MTC) services for F-16 pilots at air force bases in the US, Japan and Germany. The contract provides continued F-16 MTC services for up to five years.
Each F-16 MTC provides four high-fidelity F-16 simulators with a 360-degree visual system, robust synthetic environment, instructor/operator stations and brief/debrief stations. The simulators can be operated individually or linked together to provide four-ship training, both within the MTC and linked to the Distributed Mission Operation Network. Boeing supports this training capability with several key TSS products, including the Visual Integrated Display System and Big Tac Combat Environment Server.
Lockheed Martin Simulation, Training and Support, a major subcontractor to Boeing, will provide the instructor/operator stations, crew station hardware and simulation software, image generation systems and databases, and contractor logistics support. BGI, LLC will provide F-16 subject matter expertise.
With the F-15E MTCs beginning service this year, Boeing will be responsible for providing local and distributed training capability for three of the air forces' primary operational fighter aircraft.