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Camber Selected by USAF to Modify the T-1A Aircraft

(Huntsville, Ala., May 7, 2009) -- Camber Corporation has been selected by the Department of the Air Force, Air Force Material Command (AFMC), Aeronautical Systems Center (ASC) to modify the T-1A aircraft to include a Combat Systems Officer (CSO) training station. The modification contract will be conducted by Camber's Dallas based Sensor Systems Division (SSD).

The modified T-1A aircraft with the CSO training station is part of the U.S. Air Force's Air Education and Training Command (AETC) redesign of the current Navigation/Electronic Warfare Officer training pipeline in order to produce aviator's skills in advance navigation systems, electronic warfare and weapons deployment, enabling them to operate the complex systems critical to the Air Force mission.

The T-1A aircraft will be upgraded with a suite of simulated sensors (Radar, Radar Warning Receiver, Electronic Support Measures), countermeasures (flares, chaff), and weapon systems for two students. Provisions for two instructors will also be provided, allowing them to oversee the student actions, introduce faults into the simulated systems, and insert tactical and weather scenarios into the simulated environment. A debrief capability is also included to allow instructors to review the flight with the student in a classroom or office environment.

Camber is teamed with Stevens Aviation, who is a leading aviation services company. Stevens will conduct the physical modification of the T-1A aircraft at their facility in Dayton, OH.

For 60 years, Stevens Aviation has been committed to making its customers successful. Stevens provides factory authorized services for Bombardier, Hawker Beechcraft, and Embraer aircraft and FAR145 authorized services on Citations and other civilian aircraft. Stevens Aviation also supports the US Department of Defense on a number of significant depot maintenance, modification and upgrade programs. Stevens is a diversified aircraft service provider offering expertise in the areas of: aircraft maintenance, modification and refurbishment, aircraft sales, aircraft management, flight services, and fixed base operations. Headquartered in Greenville, SC, Stevens operates facilities in Denver CO (BJC), Nashville TN (BNA), Dayton OH (DAY), Greenville SC (GYH) and Greer SC (GSP).

The F.A.A. approved, modified T-1A aircraft will be based at Naval Air Station Pensacola, where the CSO training will be conducted.

"This contract establishes Camber as a leading supplier and integrator of training systems for use on aircraft," says Mike Pafford, Program Manager.

Source : Camber Corporation

Published on ASDNews: May 8, 2009


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