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Aechelon Technology Receives Contract from SAIC for Twenty-One (21) Nucleus Image Generators with Mixed Reality XR-4 And Multi-Channel Dome Support for the U.S. Chief of Naval Air Training T-45C Program

U.S. Navy T-45C Goshawk training aircraft (Image Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Clemente A. Lynch/Released))

South San Francisco, Calif. – April 29, 2024   — Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Science Applications International Corp. (NASDAQ: SAIC) to provide twenty-one (21) pC-Nova Nucleus™ Image Generator systems with Mixed Reality, multi-projector dome support, and databases, in support of the T-45C Goshawk for the Chief of Naval Air Training (CNATRA) at NAS Kingsville, NAS Meridian, and NAS Pensacola. 

The mission of the T-45C, a tandem-seat, carrier-capable jet trainer, is to train Navy and Marine Corps pilots and Naval Flight Officers.  The T-45C aircraft is used for intermediate and advanced portions of the Navy/Marine Corps pilot training program for jet carrier aviation and tactical strike missions as well as the Advanced Tactical Maneuvering Stage of training for Naval Flight Officers.  The T-45C is built around a digital “glass cockpit” design representative of the fleet aircraft that trained Naval Aviators and Flight Officers will occupy upon the completion of their training.

The Aechelon pC-Nova Nucleus MR Image Generator Systems will run the current T-45C multi-channel projector-based dome devices, as well as the Varjo XR-4 Mixed Reality Head Mounted Display, at 90 frames/second using unmodified databases.  These mixed-reality systems allow aircrew operation in the augmented virtual-real cockpit and provide a Heads-Up Display (HUD) with symbology. The system features high-fidelity simulation using Aechelon’s multi-spectral visual Global Database, including 3D moving models, airfields, areas of interest, and routes used by CNATRA.  The multi-spectral geospecific databases are correlated 1:1 and are also already being used on twenty-four (24) in-service TH-73A Aechelon Mixed Reality CNATRA trainers.

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.

Varjo and XR-4 are trademarks of Varjo. Aechelon Technology and pC-NOVA Nucleus are trademarks of Aechelon Technology, Inc.

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