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Aechelon Technology’s pC-NOVA Accepted for Use in Air Force Research Lab’s Distributed Mission Operations Testbed

SAN CARLOS, Calif., March 15, 2003 — Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today the acceptance of a pC-NOVATM Image
Generator (eight channels OTW, plus sensor channel) for use in the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Distributed Mission Operations Testbed at Mesa Research Site, AZ. The image generator was installed and integrated in the DMO Testbed late January 2003; the delivery includes US Southwest (1024km x 1024km) visual and correlated materials databases.

‘This image generator upgrade for Viper 3 will enable multi-ship NVG training for the first time in the Distributed Mission Operations Testbed,’ said Dr. Elizabeth Martin, director of the Night Vision Device Training Program.
The pC-NOVA image generator supports all of the features of Aechelon Technology’s C-NOVATM software-based runtime engine for flight training applications, and uses the same databases and ICDs. pC-NOVA uses no custom parts and is comprised strictly of commodity PC components.
About AFRL, Human Effectiveness Directorate, Warfighter Training Research Division, Mesa Research Site, Arizona USA

The Warfighter Training Research Division (AFRL/HEA), Human Effectiveness Directorate in Mesa Research Site, AZ and Brooks City-Base TX, is part of the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory within the Air Force Materiel Command (AFMC). AFRL/HEA is the USAF’s premier organization for research and development in warfighter training techniques and technologies. The division’s mission is to “develop, demonstrate, evaluate, and transition training technologies and methods to train warfighters to win.” The mission is accomplished through an open, collaborative environment in which government, academia, and industry team with users and customers to develop and exploit new technologies, applications, and environments that will support the warfighter. The collaboration is designed to improve development, validation, and transition of needed training products to users, customers, and solution providers supporting the premise of “training the way we intend to fight” and recognizing that “training is the peacetime manifestation of war.”
About Aechelon Technology

Aechelon Technology 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
Aechelon Technology

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