Aero Simulation to Upgrade CH-46E and UH-1N WTSs(Tampa, Florida, October 24, 2008) -- Aero Simulation Inc. (ASI), of Tampa, Florida today announced that the company has recently won the competition for major upgrades to CH-46E and UH-1N Weapon Systems Trainers (WSTs) located throughout the United States and overseas. Valued at over $9 million, the contract was awarded by the Naval Air Warfare Center - Training Systems Division as a Delivery Order under ASI's Training Systems Contract (TSC) II contract.
The multi-year upgrade effort requires the delivery of major Baseline Configuration Upgrades to the CH-46E WSTs located at the Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Camp Pendleton, California (CA), and MCAS Miramar, CA, as well as the UH-1N WST located at the MCAS Camp Pendleton, CA. The Baseline Configuration Upgrade requirements include visual system upgrades, Host Computer and Instructor Operator Station rehosts, and correction of operational discrepancies. The program also includes requirements to implement Engineering Change Proposal configuration upgrades to improve trainer concurrency with fleet aircraft configurations at each site, as well as CH-46E WSTs located at MCAS New River, NC and Futenma, Japan. ASI's efforts will upgrade each trainer to reflect the latest aircraft configuration, increase training system reliability and performance, and reduce total life cycle support costs.
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Dr. C. Michael McCarthy, ASI's President stated "ASI is pleased with this opportunity to provide the U.S. Marine Corps with major upgrades to these important trainers. We appreciate the continued confidence that NAVAIR and the Marine Corps Team have shown in our ability to successfully perform this type of work and look forward to working with them to make this program a success."
Source : Aero Simulation Inc.