Graham WARWICK/Washington DC

Evans &Sutherland (E&S) has received a $32.2 million contract from Boeing to supply four visual systems for the BritishArmy's WAH-64D Apache attack helicopter training systems.

Boeing is building the training systems for its Aviation Training International venture with GKN Westland, which will build and operate the Apache training centres for the UK Ministry of Defence.

E&S will supply Harmony high-performance visual systems for four training devices: a full mission simulator and three field-deployable trainers. Each will have two E&S VistaView projection systems to allow simultaneous pilot and co-pilot training in physically separated cockpits.

The Salt Lake City, Utah-based company has previously been selected to supply visual systems for simulators used in the UK's Defence Helicopter Flying School and Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility, both of which are contractor-built and -operated under the UK's private finance initiative. been selected to build a complete air traffic control (ATC) training facility for the German defence ministry. The company will build an ATC tower simulator at Kaufbeuren, Bavaria, as the core element of the German air force's new military ATC training centre.

Housed in an existing hangar, the training centre will feature a 14m-diameter, 360¼ visual system using E&S REALimage graphics and RapidScene visualisation technology. The centre is expected to be completed in September next year. E&S says the contract is worth about $5 million.

Source: Flight International