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FAAC History

Almost 50 years of experience in simulation and training systems development has positioned FAAC Incorporated as a world leader in training simulation systems.  FAAC’s extensive experience in modeling and simulation provides a perfect foundation for the production of commercial and military training simulators. FAAC Program Managers follow procedures outlined in the Company’s Policy and Procedures Manual, consistent with our ISO 9001:2015 certification.  Using proven processes and seasoned resources, FAAC can offer proactive management and dedicated staff with an emphasis on mission assurance and risk reduction.

Through the support of FAAC, its customers have implemented some of the most successful training programs in existence today.  Such programs have resulted in reduced intersection collisions by 50% and have produced significant savings in liability payouts. These are the numbers that can be proven; the number of near misses or lives saved is purely anecdotal but remarkably impressive.

 

FAAC Milestones

1971 FAAC was founded in Michigan
1972  1st air combat training range system (ACMI/ACMR) delivered with FAAC weapon simulations
1981 FAAC Missile Launch Envelope (MLE) Zone Acquisition Process (ZAP) concept tested in F-15 flight simulators
1980 FAAC wins simulation software development contract for Tactical Air Crew Training System (TACTS) beginning 20 years of work as a sole commercial provider of weapon and integrated air defense system (IADS) simulations for air combat training.
1987 FAAC awarded a contract to provide electronic combat environment simulations for the Special Operation Forces (SOF) Aircrew Training System (ATS)
1991 FAAC was 1st in the US market with a fully interactive tractor-trailer truck simulator.
1993 FAAC MLE ZAP software fielded for the F-15 Operational Flight Program
1994 FAAC releases B2B Back-to-Baghdad F-16 simulator game
1994 IES, now MILO Range was founded in Colorado
1995 MILO Range was the first to offer all-digital video training simulators –no laser disks, tapes, slides
1996 FAAC wins effort to integrate SOF ATS IADS with Avionic Wind Tunnel at WPAFB
1996 MILO Range was the first to offer integrated end-user scenario authoring features to make your own scenarios
1997 Realtime Technologies was founded in Michigan
1998 FAAC was 1st in the US market to introduce a single channel instructor auxiliary driving station.
1998 FAAC Weapon simulators first used in operational evaluations on AARI Range.
1999 FAAC was the 1st in the US market with a transit trainer (bus) simulator, which APTA has named one of the top 100 safety improvements.
1999 FAAC wins a contract to provide Medium Truck Vehicle Replacement (MTVR) driver training simulators for the USMC
1999 FAAC was the first to provide fully interactive driving simulators  with motion cuing for US military motor transport operators
2000 FAAC delivered the first version of DTW airport simulator
2001 FAAC was awarded a contract to provide MLE ZAP software for the F/A-18E/F/G Super Hornet
2001 FAAC awarded a contract to be Software Support Activity for all US Training Ranges, which continues to present day
2001 FAAC was the 1st in the US market with a fully interactive simulator for Fire/EMS – utilizing a full Seagrave Apparatus/Tiller Cab and Ambulance Cab, this included an ARFF capability.
2001 1st in the US market with a true 3 Degrees-of-Freedom (DOF) motion seat.
2001 MILO Range was the first  to have a Taser simulation training weapon
2003 IES, now MILO Range acquired by Arotech Training and Simulation Division
2003 FAAC awarded a contract to develop and field Airborne Missile Trajectory Event Modeler (AMTEM) based on ZAP for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
2003 FAAC awarded a contract to provide weapon simulations for the P5 Combat Training System (P5 CTS) and Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS)
2004 MILO Range was the first to offer High Definition video & 5.1 sound standard
2004 FAAC was the first to develop reconfigurable driving simulators for the US military under Common Driver Trainer (CDT) program
2005 Realtime Technolgies was the first full simulator with scenario editing
2006 FAAc awarded a contract to provide MLE ZAP software for the F-16
2006 IES, now MILO Range moved from Colorado to Michigan to join ATSD
2006 FAAC was the first (and only) to offer driving simulation integration
2007 FAAC awarded a contract to provide weapon simulations for the Joint Strike Fighter P5 Combat Training System
2007 Delivery of Full Motion (6DOF) dual-seat ARFF simulator with Snow Plow to BWI Airport.
2008 FAAC awarded a contract to provide ZAP for the F-22 Raptor
2008 Realtime Technologies was acquired by Arotech Training and Simulations Division
2009 First simulator to offer full touchscreen operation
2010 Largest single delivery of driving simulators in Public Safety.  108 Driver Training Simulators to CA POST for their Law Enforcement Driving Simulator program. Delivered in pods of 4 networked together.
2011 FAAC awarded a contract to provide ZAP for the F/A-18C/D Hornet
2011 Virtual Clearance Training Suite (VCTS) – FAAC’s largest single contract award ($63M) and largest quantity of mobile training facility units (112 trailer units total) with 8 x 2-seat and 2 x single-seat driver training simulators in each delivery for a total of 280 driver training simulators. All simulators are networked to train in a single scenario for tactical training or separately in their own scenario.
2012 FAAC awarded a contract to provide ZAP for the AV-8B Harrier
2012 FAAC awarded a contract to design, produce and field 17 KC-135 Boom Operator Simulation Systems (KC-135 BOSS) for the Air National Guard
2012 MILO Range was the first (and only) simulation training systems to incorporate Microsoft Kinect™ for Windows
2013 Delivery of an exact Bombardier rail car simulator with custom rail alignment database to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
2013 MILO Range was the first (and only) to offer CO2 recoil shotgun
2015 FAAC delivers re-designed MB-2000 bus simulator York Region Transit (Canada) established a new standard for the generation of real-time video imagery using large 85” UltraHD LCD panels.
2016 FAAC unveils Pump Operations simulator extending its public safety product offerings.
2017 FAAC awarded 5-year/$40M VCTS follow-on contract
2017 MILO Range introduces the industry’s first authentic wireless haptic feedback distraction device to replicate the stress-related challenges and physiological changes that occur in the human body during high-intensity training.
2018 MILO Range introduces MSATS  (Mobile-Situational Awareness Training System)
2018 FAAC provides ZAP weapon cueing to aggressor squadrons supporting US fighter pilot training.
2019 FAAC is awarded $28.9M contract to upgrade USMC Combat Convoy Simulators.
2019 FAAC establishes on-site service group support US Army training devices at Fort Leonard Wood, Camp Shelby, and Camp McCain.