Fighter pilots will be able to conduct simulated weapon delivery and electronic warfare while airborne using a new Smiths Aerospace solid-state video recorder with embedded training software supplied by Israel's BVR Systems. The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the system.

The Smiths Airborne Video Solid State Recorder is a drop-in replacement for tape-based recorders used in fighters and is based on the integrated data transfer and multi-channel video recorder developed for the Lockheed Martin/BoeingF-22. The recorder uses the same solid-state memory cartridge as the F-22 and Lockheed Martin F-16 Block 60. BVR's embedded training system includes software in the recorder, a ground debriefingstation and optional datalink.The integrated system provides multi-channel video, audio and databus recording; real-time weapon delivery simulation; embedded avionics and electronic warfare simulations; monitoring of training and safety; and three-dimensional debriefing.

Source: Flight International