Air Combat Training

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Air Warfare Simulation Training

Air Warfare Simulation Training

Fast, Accurate, Adaptable, Cost-effective and Safe

According to multiple sources (including the National Training and Simulation Association and the Government Business Council), the operating costs of flight simulators are between one-fifth and one-twentieth the cost of using live aircraft for training exercises.

Just one example: Live F-16 training costs around $7,500 per hour. The same hour spent on simulation-based training is just $900—with nearly zero risk of an accident or injury.

 

Air Warfare Simulation with FAAC

FAAC’s Air Warfare Simulation Division is the primary commercial supplier for many military training and weapons simulation systems. Our suite of real-time asset and weapon simulation systems are built on more than 45 years of experience developing end-to-end military simulations.  Current FAAC Air Combat Training Simulation solutions include threat environment simulation, weapon system analysis software, weapon system trainers, and air combat training ranges with integrated Instructor Operating Systems (IOS) and highly adaptable low-cost flight simulator options

Zone Acquisition Program (ZAP)

Our Zone Acquisition Program (ZAP) established and remains the standard for real-time weapons assessment. In the form of the Zone Acquisition Program Common Weapon Engagement Zone (or ZAP Common WEZ), it has been integrated into the Operational Flight Program system of a variety of U.S. fighter planes (including the F-15, F/A-18, F-16, F-35, and F-22), where it offers pilots real-time combat decision aids and visual cues. The ZAP system was a revolutionary leap in capability for the US warfighter both in training and the battlespace, replacing low-fidelity coefficient driven algorithms, with accurate high-speed simulations, calculating dynamic launch zones (DLZ), launch acceptability regions (LAR), and missile launch envelope (MLE) to display cues in real-time.

SimBuilder

SimBuilder is an unclassified data-driven weapons system and countermeasure simulation solution for Live-Virtual-Constructive (LVC) training systems, including live air combat, virtual flight simulators, and synthetic battlespaces. The SimBuilder library models all the major weapon subsystems needed to accurately assess performance (i.e., aerodynamics, guidance, seeker, propulsion, autopilot). SimBuilder’s physics-based 5DoF flyout models are designed for efficient real-time operation and include air-to-air, air-to-surface, surface-to-air, anti-radiation, and cruise missiles, aircraft guns, bombs and rockets, countermeasures, and more.

The KC-135 BOSS

The KC-135 BOSS simulator is a state of the art training device capable of providing a high fidelity immersive training environment in a compact device. The KC-135 BOSS is designed to support complete boom operator training curriculum (Initial Qualification, Difference Qualification, Certification, Re-qualification, Mission Certification and Instructor Upgrade Training) and meet Aerial Refueling Airplane Simulator Qualification (ARASQ) standards. It is designed for squadron level training and to be operated by unit personnel with the option of dedicated on-site contractor personnel.

 

 

Air Combat Simulation Training Weapon

Air Combat Training

The Air Combat Training (ACT)  is an affordable, immersive high fidelity, networked, multi-pilot training solution. Train F-16 pilots in single ship proficiency skills as well as 2- and 4-ship team tactics.

FACETT

The FAAC Air Combat Environment for Testing and Training (FACETT) is a desktop software solution for simulating air combat engagements for weapons testing, tactics development, and post-combat debriefing. The first-person flight simulator employs 3D graphics and accurately emulates in-craft Multi-Function Display (MFD) and Heads-Up Display (HUD) systems. Not only can you create hypothetical air-combat scenarios to evaluate weapon employment tactics, you can also replay real events from TSPI data, or even network FACETT with live systems for real-time weapon employment assessment. (FACETT is fully compatible with the SimBuilder weapon simulation software.)

Air Warfare Training Customer-for-Life

FAAC was founded in 1971 specifically to create military weapons simulations. These military simulation training technologies have become the standard for real-time military weapons training and assessment. FAAC advancements including the leap to high-fidelity simulation (leaving behind low-fidelity coefficient-driven algorithms) and head tracking technology (providing a superior simulation of depth perception) help trainees learn critical skills safely and affordably.

FAAC embraces a “Customer for Life” philosophy. We invest time in understanding your assets and objectives, work closely with your team to develop and deliver the appropriate simulation solution, and help you find the best way to integrate this custom solution into your training procedures. Most importantly, we support you in maintaining and evolving this solution as your policies, assets, and challenges inevitably change over time.

We don’t sell equipment; we partner with agencies and their instructors to develop their ideal tools for air refueling and boor operation training.

Related Simulator: Guided Weapon Evalutation Facility Cockpit Simulator

The Guided Weapon Evaluation Facility (GWEF) at Eglin Air Force Base is currently procuring a new cockpit simulator to interface with their test systems. The GWEF provides test support for developing and evaluating precision-guided weapons in simulated “real world” environments. Promising ideas and concepts can be iteratively tested, analyzed and improved in the GWEF as a precursor to initial field/flight testing. Actual operational test anomalies can be investigated and resolved in the GWEF by replicating the test environment (complete controllability and repeatability of simulated test scenario).

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“Soldiers can actually perfect skills before they get in combat.

Mistakes are easy here. We can correct mistakes here, we can’t correct mistakes there.”

Col. Brad Smith, Commander, Camp Shelby

Training...On the right Track?

Did you know that simulation training can help students achieve 90% learning retention? Help your training program by getting on the right track with simulation training.

Go Beyond The Simulator And Learn How To Train. FAAC’s Instructor Development courses go beyond the simulator, and teach instructors how to use the simulator as a training tool.

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