San Francisco, Calif., — November 11, 2011, Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today that The Boeing Company awarded it a contract for twelve Low Rate Initial Production of image generators and databases for trainers for the Navy P-8A Poseidon program. The Boeing Company is the prime contractor for the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon program.
The P-8A is a long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft capable of broad-area, maritime and littoral operations. A next-generation derivative of the 737-800, the P-8A combines superior performance and reliability with an advanced mission system that ensures maximum interoperability in the future battlespace.
Aechelon Technology supplied its new pC-NOVA™ v5.6 Image Generators for three Operational Flight Trainers (OFT), three sensor Weapons Tactics Trainers (WTT), and two Part Task Trainers (PTT). Aechelon Technology will also provide global multi-spectral OTW/EO/IR databases for tactical environment and radar support services, moving models, airfields and undisclosed foreign areas of interest.
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 as well as SLAM-ER missile sensors. The contract has options for additional Image Generators and global multi-spectral database services during the Low Rate Initial Production phase.
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 and Spirit AeroSystems.
The U.S. Navy plans to purchase 108 P-8As to replace its fleet of P-3C aircraft. The first aircraft was delivered for flight test in 2009 and initial operational capability is slated for 2013.
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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