Frasca (Booth 4874) has been subcontracted to provide flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) as part of the Navy TH-57 Aircrew Training Services contract. Ten of the FSTDs will be used as ground-based training systems at NAS Whiting Field for initial rotary-wing training. The TH-57 is a derivative of the commercial Bell JetRanger 206.
The Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division awarded the contract to FlightSafety Services to include contract instructional services, operations and maintenance services, and FSTDs. As a subcontractor, Frasca will provide seven Level 7 and three Level 6 TH-57 FTDs. Both levels of FTDs are reconfigurable between TH-57 Bravo and Charlie versions and provide an NVG (night vision goggle) training environment.
All 10 of the devices will include Frasca’s SimAssist tool for instruction along with blade element modeling, which simulates retreating blade stall, loss of tail rotor effectiveness, and settling with power. Image generators, visual and sensor databases, 3D moving models, and airfields will be supported by Aechelon Technology. The Level 7 devices will have Frasca’s motion-cueing system and an expanded field of view display with chin bubble coverage. The devices will also be networked to help simulate realistic scenarios such as formation flying.