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Aechelon Technology Receives Contract from SAIC for Ten (10) Mixed Reality systems for the U.S. Chief of Naval Air Training TH-73A Program

U.S. Navy TH-73A Mixed Reality multi-user device (Image Credit: Aechelon)

South San Francisco, Calif. – December 13, 2023 —Aechelon Technology, Inc. announced today that it has been awarded a contract by Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) to provide ten (10) Mixed Reality Image Generator compact workstations, and databases, in support of the TH-73A Advanced Helicopter Training System (AHTS) Chief Of Naval AirTraining (CNATRA).

The systems will drive the Varjo XR-3 Focal Mixed Reality Head Mounted Display at 90 frames/second using unmodified databases. The multi-spectral geospecific databases are correlated 1:1 with fourteen (14) prior in-service TH-73A MR trainers, Eight (8) Level6 and Level7 classic devices, and Ten (10) TH-57 classic training devices from Flight Safety Defense, which also feature Aechelon Image Generators and Databases. 

The image generators support Aero-Turbulence and Brown Out real-time Computational Fluid Dynamics with airflow visualization, greatly enhancing the head-mounted stereo perception.

Furthermore, the mixed reality systems allow pilot and co-pilot common operation in the augmented virtual-real cockpit. The system features OTW and Night Vision Goggles high-fidelity simulation using its multi-spectral visual database, 3D moving models, and a variety of airfields.

Aechelon Technology is a leader in real-time computer graphics applications for training and simulation 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 9001:2015 certified, is located on the Internet at, and is headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

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