ST. LOUIS, 19 Sept. 2012. Boeing [NYSE: BA] has linked one of its advanced fighter cockpit simulators in St. Louis with a simulator more than 5,000 miles away in Porto Alegre, Brazil, to demonstrate the effectiveness of sharing advanced situational awareness and training technologies between the United States and Brazil.
The simulation, which also involved Elbit Systems' Brazilian subsidiary, AEL Sistemas S.A., is part of Boeing's efforts to strengthen ties with Brazilian companies. The exercise lasted approximately 25 minutes on Aug. 29.
During the demonstration, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and Brazilian F-5 cockpit simulators saw each other and flew together in a virtual Brazilian airspace. Both participants fired weapons at simulated threats and saw the results.
The distributed mission scenario simulation that linked the AEL simulator in Porto Alegre with the simulator in St. Louis holds the promise of future networking and cockpit technology collaboration. This includes more meaningful and efficient pilot training for the Brazilian Air Force and other potential customers.