Dec 6, 2012

U.S. Navy helicopter flight training goes immersive with Barco and CAE


Barco and CAE are partnering to develop flight trainers for the U.S. Navy, elevating immersive reality in helicopter simulators to train the next generation of pilots. Steve Leonard, CAE Program Manager for the Navy’s MH-60R Tactical Operational Flight Trainer simulator program, explains how Barco’s Collimated Display system, equipped with SIM 7 projectors and AutoAlign software, is creating lifelike simulations of Navy helicopters to train future pilots. To see the video featured at this year's I/ITSEC show, click "read more" below.


The CD-2260 collimated display system delivers a stunning, unobstructed 225° horizontal and 60° vertical field of view, offering pilots the closest experience to real cross-cockpit flying. The solution combines Barco’s expertise in projection, motion-compatible mechanical structures, screens, and automatic alignment technology to form one comprehensive, turnkey solution from a single manufacturer. Barco’s simulator solutions feature quality craftsmanship, high reliability, ease of installation and maintenance, and low total cost of ownership.