San Francisco, Calif., — 2 February, 2012, Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today that The Boeing Company has awarded it a low rate initial production (LRIPII) contract for image generators and databases. The technology will be used on P-8A Poseidon training devices for the U.S. Navy. Boeing is the program’s prime contractor.
Aechelon Technology supplied its new pC-NOVA™ v5.6 Image Generators for six Operational Flight Trainers (OFT), three sensor Weapons Tactics Trainers (WTT), and one set of Part Task Trainers (PTT). Aechelon Technology will also provide global multi-spectral OTW/EO/IR databases for the tactical environment, 3D moving models, and a variety of airfields.
The OFT Image Generator features FAA Level D quality and the WTT features a Multi-Spectral Sensor System Wescam MX-20HD with High Definition Electro Optical and Infra Red sensor channels.
The P-8A is being developed for the U.S. Navy by a Boeing-led industry team that consists of CFM International, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, GE Aviation, BAE Systems and Spirit AeroSystems. The U.S. Navy plans to purchase 117 P-8As to replace its fleet of P-3C aircraft. Initial operational capability is slated for 2013.
The P-8A, a derivative of the Next-Generation 737-800, is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations.
About Aechelon Technology, Inc
Aechelon Technology, Inc. is a leader in real time computer graphics applications for training, simulation and entertainment markets. The company provides COTS-based, high resolution, multi-channel, geo-specific image generators, OTW and correlated sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are field proven, and are delivered with full logistics support and documentation. Aechelon Technology is ISO 9001:2008 certified, and is located on the Internet at www.aechelon.com and headquartered in San Francisco, CA.
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