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Air Refueling & Boom Operation Training

Air Refueling & Boom Operation Training

KC-135 BOSS is a product of FAAC’s Air Warfare Simulation (AWS) Division. FAAC’s AWS Division has been developing real-time simulations for over forty years. Our simulation technology established and remains the standard for weapon assessment for air combat training devices worldwide. FAAC’s AWS Division also provides highly accurate weapon employment zone assessments in the actual aircraft through our embedded Zone Acquisition Process (ZAP) product. Today, all US fighter aircraft are gaining a tactical advantage through the use of our revolutionary ZAP program. FAAC’s Air Warfare Simulation Division supports consistent and accurate weapon information for live combat missions, live training events, and virtual simulator based training.

Solution Features

Air Refueling & Boom Operation Training KC-135 BOSS

AWS capabilities include

  • Weapons Simulation
  • Air Combat Training Software
  • Tactical Weapon Engagement Zone (WEZ) Software
  • Aircraft Simulator Development

KC-135 BOSS HIGHLIGHTS

FAAC’s 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.

KC-135 BOSS FEATURES

  • Fully replicated KC-135R boom pod and controls/gauges
  • Advanced high resolution out-the-window display
  • High fidelity aerodynamic models
  • Head tracking
  • Voice recognition and synthetic response
  • Sophisticated and detailed visual models
  • Full recording and debriefing capability
  • Small footprint
  • Simplified Operation and Maintenance
  • Fully IA Compliant

KC-135 BOSS BACKGROUND

Air Refueling ExampleThe U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training & Instrumentation (PEO STRI) selected FAAC to build the Air National Guard’s (ANG) Boom Operator Simulation System (KC-135 BOSS). The KC-135 BOSS is a high fidelity trainer for the ANG boom operators that replicates the KC-135R Block 40 boom pod.

The KC-135 BOSS provides an immersive simulation environment which utilizes realistic computer generated images, head tracking technology, high fidelity boom and aircraft physical models with an emulation of the actual aircraft boom controls.

The ANG will field 17 Boom Operator Simulation Systems to Air National Guard CONUS and OCONUS locations. KC-135 BOSS is intended for squadron level training to be co-located with operational KC-135 air refueling wings.

Related Simulator: Boom Operator Simulation System

KC-135 BOSS is a product of FAAC’s Air Warfare Simulation (AWS) Division. FAAC’s AWS Division has been developing real-time simulations for over forty years. Our simulation technology established and remains the standard for weapon assessment for air combat training devices worldwide.

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