L-3 WESCAM Launches Simulator for Industry-Leading MX-Series EO and IR Imaging Turrets
L-3 WESCAM announced today the launch of its MX™-Sim, a training product that simulates the complete operations of WESCAM’s MX™-Series of electro-optical and infrared imaging turrets. The simulator will be on display at the Farnborough International Airshow in the L-3 Pavilion, OE-14, July 9–13, 2012.
“The MX-Sim will empower users with the knowledge and confidence needed to operate their MX turret to its full potential,” said Rod Till, vice president of customer service for L-3 WESCAM. “Operators will now be able to simulate their exact turret configuration, significantly reducing the expensive flying time required to train personnel.” L-3’s MX-Sim, developed with INSYEN AG based in Germany, has been designed to match a customer’s MX-Series configuration with simulated scenarios for a variety of applications. The simulator connects to multiple L-3 WESCAM standard control systems, including hand grips, joysticks and mission grips.
Pre-planned scenarios, including improvised explosive device (IED) surveillance, search and rescue, and counter-terrorism missions have been created to better replicate expensive in-flight training experiences. Weather conditions and environmental lighting can also be altered to simulate mission-specific operations.
The MX-Sim has been developed using Virtual Battle Space 2 (VBS2), a highly regarded military simulator accepted and used by NATO militaries worldwide. The design of the simulator enables plug-and-play expansion capability. Adding another simulator and/or operator to experience the mission scenario requires a simple connectivity cable. In addition, the MX-Sim is housed in a ruggedized Pelican™ case to provide worldwide portability.
The MX-Sim is the most recent addition to L-3 WESCAM’s array of product support and service offerings. In November 2011, WESCAM launched an eLearning training solution for operators and maintainers of various MX-Series EO/IR imaging and targeting turrets.
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