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RAAF takes delivery of Super Hornet training devices

written by australianaviation.com.au | May 10, 2011

Boeing has delivered six F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircrew and maintenance trainers to the RAAF.

The training suite includes two Tactical Operation Flight Trainers (TOFT) and two Low Cost Trainers (LCT) for aircrew, as well as two Integrated Visual Environment Maintenance Trainers (IVEMT) for maintainers.

The TOFT is the product of a collaboration between Boeing and electronics firms L-3 Link, combining a proven F/A-18 simulator common hardware and software baseline with a wide array of sensors and visual displays to provide pilots and weapons sensor officers with a full spectrum of tactical training. In addition, the LCT provides aircrew training for navigation, weapons, radar, and electronic countermeasures with a mission computer emulation.

“The IVEMT is a new development and the first fully integrated Super Hornet maintenance device,” Boeing Training Systems & Services vice president, Mark McGraw added.

“It allows maintenance personnel to virtually train across all major Super Hornet systems and subsystems.

“These are the first Super Hornet training devices for a Foreign Military Sale customer and are part of the acquisition and establishment of 24 Australian F/A-18F Block II aircraft, initial spares, support equipment, trainers and training,” McGraw said.

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