This upgrade will make PAF as the first export customer of the new SimuSphere HD-9™ visual displays which is also considered as a proven approach to Helmet Mounted Cueing System (HMCS) training.
The United States Air Force has awarded the contract for upgradation of the Pakistani F-16C Block 52 aircrew trainiong simulators to the L-3 Link Simulation & Training in Arlington.
New SimuSphere HD-9™ is a low-cost, high-definition visual display which will offer Pakistani fighter pilots an increased level of tactical training realism. High-definition databases, image generators and theSimuSphere HD-9 visual display will combine to create a highly realistic training environment over a geo-specific visual database of Pakistan.
In support of night vision training requirements, SimuSphere HD also provides a highly realistic, stimulated night vision goggle mission capability. A pilot affixes his own night vision goggles to his helmet, steps into a cockpit surrounded by SimuSphere HD and begins to undertake a mission scenario that provides realistic halos, light blooms and full range of effects that would be encountered during a night mission.
The two F-16C Block 52 simulators are scheduled for delivery in 2013 and will be installed and networked at Shahbaz Air Base.
L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) is the leading provider of F-16 simulators worldwide. Since the 1970s, the company has delivered approximately 140 F-16 training devices in support of the U.S. Air Force, Air National Guard and 10 foreign nations.