KC-135 BOSS BACKGROUND
The 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.