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Aechelon Technology Announces Acceptance of Image Generators for MH-60R Seahawk Tactical Operational Flight Trainer and Weapons Tactics Trainer

SAN CARLOS, Calif., November 30, 2004 ‘ Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today acceptance of its pC-NOVA‘ (v2.0) image generators for the MH-60R Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) and Weapons Tactics Trainer (WTT). SYMVIONICS, Inc. was awarded the MH-60R TOFT Image Generator contract under NAVAIR’s Training System Contract II (TSC II). SYMVIONICS selected Aechelon Technology to provide the image generators and a database generation system (DBGS) to publish the U.S. Government-developed Portable Source Initiative (PSI) databases. The image generators were successfully integrated with the CIGI (v2.0) host processor at NAVAIR, NAS Patuxent River, MD.

The TOFT image generator develops five channels of OTW visual or NVG stimulating images; the WTT image generator provides images for all functions of the AN/AAS-44 Targeting FLIR and Laser Designator and may be used stand-alone or integrated with the TOFT. These image generators have no custom components and feature Aechelon Technology’s pC-NOVA (v2.0) software-based runtime engine for flight training applications and C-RADIANT‘ plug-in module for geo-specific, multi-sensor image generation support.

Joe Barnicki, SYMVIONICS, Inc.’s MH-60R TOFT IG Program Manager, stated, “During the selection process, Aechelon Technology demonstrated the most features and effects required for this program on a purely commodity platform, thus minimizing risk and building confidence to meet a very tight 120 day delivery schedule.”

John Quinn, CEO of Aechelon Technology, said, “We are fortunate to be able to ride the wave of development in the commodity PC market- each turn of the technology crank adds performance/features with no R&D expense to the Program. We are also learning as we go from the excellent input from the Government SMEs and Fleet pilots- all of which goes to perfecting the training experience.”


SYMVIONICS is a well-established and mature training system and flight simulator development contractor. Over the past 15 years, SYMVIONICS has either developed training systems as an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) or extensively modified complex hardware/software intensive devices. SYMVIONICS has supported the following training systems/simulators: F-35 (JSF), F-22, B-2, F-16, P-3, C-17, B-1, H-1, MH-60R and A-10. SYMVIONICS is also responsible for all major modification activities associated with the Navy’s Air Traffic Control and Landing Signal Officer Trainers. SYMVIONICS is headquartered in Arcadia, CA and has 25 other facilities throughout the Nation. Their web site is:

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 located on the Internet at, is headquartered in San Carlos, CA, and has facilities in Madrid, Spain.

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John Quinn, CEO
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