ARLINGTON, Texas, 4 Dec. 2014. L-3 Link Simulation & Training (L-3 Link) has delivered an F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) to the Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) in Butterworth, Malaysia.
The F/A-18D TOFT networks two cockpits, one for the pilot and the other for the weapons system officer. The TOFT will enable RMAF aircrews to train across the platform’s full mission spectrum.
“The F/A-18D Tactical Operational Flight Trainer delivered to the Royal Malaysian Air Force will provide a significant increase in training capability,” says Frank Casano, L-3 Link’s vice president of strategic development. “This enhanced level of training will enable aircrews to prepare for the full range of force multiplier capabilities that the F/A-18D can support during rapidly changing battle scenarios.”
By combining four advanced L-3 Link technologies – high-definition databases, image generation systems, physics-based processing, and SimuSphere HD-9 visual displays – the F/A-18D trainer provides the aircrew with realistic day and night out-the-window scenarios, in addition to supporting each cockpit with a high-fidelity sensors environment.
During night operations training, aircrews will be able to use their own actual flight night vision goggles, while accurately viewing stimulated effects that include halos, light blooms, and weapon launches and detonations. As part of this RMAF training solution, L-3 Link is also delivering a brief/debrief system and an instructor/operator station.