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US Mobility Air Force (MAF) Selects Aechelon for C-5, C-17, KC-135, KC-46 and C-130 as Their Common Image Generators and Global Databases

U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemaster, C-5 Super Galaxy, C-130 Hercules, KC-135 Stratotanker, and KC-46 Pegasus to be supported by the new Aechelon’s Common Image Generator and Global Commercial Database
(Image Credits: Julian Eales/VDWI Aviation/Wojciech Stróżyk/A Periam/Dean West/Alamy)

Wright Paterson AFB, Dayton, Ohio 20 June 2024  — US Mobility Air Forces (MAF) is ordering Aechelon Technology to implement their Common Visual Database solution for C-5, C-17, KC-135, KC-46, and C-130 platforms ranging from FAA Level D devices to advanced stereo boom refueling operator stations for all MAF platforms.

Aechelon Technology will supply their state-of-the-art pC-Nova Nucleus™ 8-GPU capable Image Generators, a true multi-spectral multi-channel ISR grade compact image generator featuring Multi-GPU NVIDIA® with a dramatically reduced footprint. The Aechelon Nucleus incorporates GPU-based simulation and stimulation of simultaneous OTW, NVG, and other correlated sensors as part of the solution.

The Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) will provide Aechelon’s system as Government-Furnished Equipment, yielding higher capability at a lower Life Cycle cost, rapid technology insertion cycles, and sustainability for systems and databases.

Successful integration has already entered testing for KC-135 simulators awarded last year.

Selected due to its advanced technology in IG performance and Aechelon’s high fidelity Global Commercial Database with over $180M invested, the Aechelon visual system provides the USAF with the Low Life Cycle cost and flexibility of the Aechelon Commercial Global Database architecture, which is yielding enormous savings and increased capability across all MAF. This also increases capabilities for DMO, and provides compatibility with JSE, Navy, Marines, AFSOC, and other DOD users.

Aechelon Technology is also providing its ever-expanding Global Commercial Database with recurring database development for concurrency.

U.S. Government Distribution Statement A: Approved for Public Release; distribution is unlimited.

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 worldwide sensor databases and integration services. The company’s image generators are fielded, proven, and delivered with full logistics support and documentation. Aechelon Technology is ISO 9001:2015 certified, and is located on the Internet at and headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

pC-Nova Nucleus is a trademark of Aechelon Technology Inc.

NVIDIA is a trademark of NVIDIA Corporation.