I/ITEC2016: Esterline Simulation Visual Systems Delivers Display System To BAE Systems MAI
Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, a business of Esterline Corporation (www.esterline.com), will deliver to BAE SYSTEMS (Military Aircraft & Information) Warton site, a state-of-the-art display system capable of high-quality out-of the window, nighttime and night-vision-goggle (NVG) scenes. The display system will be used by BAE SYSTEMS in a new, purpose-built facility to demonstrate BAE SYSTEMS’ capabilities across various fast jet platforms to potential customers.
The display system is a 9-channel TREALITY® SEER dome and also includes a Head-Up Display (HUD) projector. Optical edge-blending is used to achieve quality blend regions even for low-light NVG conditions. These blend plates are mounted on motorized fixtures so they can easily be removed for daylight scenes. The display system also includes Esterline’s XDS RACU projector control and automatic alignment systems.
Mark Saturno, vice-president of worldwide sales, Esterline Simulation Visual Systems, said: “We greatly appreciate our growing cooperation with BAE SYSTEMS, a key account for our business. 2016 was a very successful year for our partnership, and we look forward to continuing our support to BAE SYSTEMS through the provision of displays for new simulators as well as upgrading and extending the life of existing simulators with the very latest visual technology.”
Mark Williams, head of aircrew synthetic services, BAE SYSTEMS, said: “The fidelity of the display system selected from Esterline Simulation Visual Systems is a key discriminator in marketing aircrew training synthetics as it allows BAE SYSTEMS’ capabiliities to be ‘projected’ to both incumbent and potential new customers. BAE SYSTEMS looks forward to working with Esterline Simulation Visual Systems on this important contract.”
Esterline Simulation Visual System’s TREALITY® product brand is synonymous with the design, development, manufacture and world-wide support of market leading, high-performance visual systems for military and commercial flight simulation and training.
TREALITY® products include the world’s highest contrast and resolution, 360-degree rear projection display, a variety of collimated displays including glass-mirror displays, and the first deployable display with a roll-up, seamless spherical screen. TREALITY® Simulation Visual Systems are used in flight, maritime, air traffic control, driving, ground warfare and firearms simulators as well as a variety of simulation visualization applications. TREALITY® displays are renowned for their image clarity of daytime scenes and high-quality, night-time and stimulated NVG scenes. User-friendly projector control and alignment systems make the display operation simple and easy. TREALITY® Simulation Visual Systems are supported by a full complement of services, including: design project management, installation, integration and maintenance on a world-wide basis.
Esterline Corporation is an international, specialized aerospace and defense company headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., that employs about 13,000 people worldwide. The Esterline Avionics Systems business platform is recognized for its CMC Electronics brand of innovative cockpit systems integration and avionics solutions. The TREALITY® brand of Simulation Vision Systems (www.esterline.com/TREALITY) adds best-in-class technology and synergies within the Avionics Systems business platform.