The Brazilian air force has taken delivery of two tactics and procedures trainers for the Embraer/Alenia/Aermacchi AMX attack aircraft.

The devices were produced by Englewood, Colorado-based SymSystems.

The first two trainers are installed at the Santa Cruz and Stanta Maria airbases and a third is on order, the company says.

Each trainer features a three-channel, 176í-wide, rear-projected visual system using an SGI image generator which also acts as the simulator host computer. An actual aircraft head-up display is used, says SymSystems.

The company is also building a Northrop Grumman EA-6B weapon system trainer for the US Marine Corps and previously produced flight training devices for the Boeing MD-80, Dornier 328 and Learjet 35A.

SymSystems will produce EA-6B and Boeing F/A-18 aircrew procedures trainers under the Marine Corps Aviation Simulation Master Plan contract awarded to Lockheed Martin last month (Flight International, 2-8 May).

The company is also a subcontractor to Spain's Indra Systems on a US Navy contract to upgrade three Grumman F-14 trainer suites with new host computers and, potentially, new visual systems.

Source: Flight International