BVR Systems' expansion into the military flight simulation market has been boosted by a $7.1 million contract from Aermacchi to supply an MB339 full mission simulator.

The simulator, which is to be delivered next year, will feature a high-fidelity cockpit replica and high-resolution visual system with 180í field-of-view. The contract includes a visual database modelling workstation and three years of logistic support.

Better known for its air combat training systems, the Israeli company announced a $20 million contract late last year to supply a full mission simulator for the Lockheed Martin F-16, with 360í dome visual. This was followed by a $3.7 million contract to supply a cockpit procedures trainer, with visual system and roll-in/roll-out modular cockpit allowing simulation of different aircraft types.

In July, BVR received a $600,000 contract to upgrade the Israeli air force's AMOS flight simulator, which is used for pilot screening at the IAF Flight Academy. The system includes a flight simulator for the Zukit, the Israeli-modified Fouga Magister jet trainer.

Source: Flight International