REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., 12 Sept. 2013. U.S. Army helicopter aviation experts are awarding a $14.4 million contract to the Boeing Co. Defense, Space & Security segment in St. Louis to supply four transportable simulation and training systems for pilots of the AH-64 Apache Longbow attack helicopter.
Officials of the Army Contracting Command at Redstone Arsenal, Ala., announced the contract award to Boeing on Monday. Boeing's Apache Longbow Crew Trainers (LCT) are containerized and deployable to support Apache aircrews deployed throughout the world.
The attack helicopter simulation and training systems can be used for in-theater training capability to the warfighter to enable Apache Longbow aircrews to keep their skills sharp, even while deployed in remote areas.
The Apache Longbow Crew Trainers have high-resolution display systems optimized for attack helicopter operations; a dynamic motion cueing sea; distributed interactive simulation (DIS); high-fidelity crew stations; integrated helmet and display sight system (IHADSS); and full-fidelity aircraft operational flight programs.
These combat helicopter simulators use aircraft and improved data modem operational flight programs; simulate the Target Acquisition Display Sight (TADS) system; offer electronics display and control assembly (TEDAC); simulate high-resolution sensors; and offer data capture for after action review.
Boeing will do the work on this contract in St. Louis. Funding comes from fiscal 2011 authorization money. For more information contact Boeing Defense, Space & Security online at www.boeing.com/boeing/bds, or the Army Contracting Command-Redstone at http://acc.army.mil/contractingcenters/acc-rsa.