BWB and CAE select Barco to upgrade helicopter simulators
Barco will upgrade eleven helicopter simulators at the Army Aviation School based in Bückeburg, Germany, with a total of 88 Barco SIM 7 high-resolution simulation projectors.
Germany's Federal Office of Defense Technology and Procurement has awarded CAE Germany a contract to upgrade the visual display systems in the CAE-built helicopter simulators located at the School's Hans E. Drebing simulator center.
The state-of-the-art training facility includes two UH-1D, two CH-53, and eight EC135 helicopter simulators. As part of the upgrade, eleven of the simulators will be equipped with eight Barco SIM 7 projectors each.
Barco's SIM 7 projectors deliver razor-sharp, smear-free and stable images for high-speed motion applications. Also, thanks to the QXGA resolution, they provide improved realistic simulations for flight training.
In addition, Barco's night vision googles (NVG) optimization also allows CAE to use the SIM 7 projectors for true, realistic NVG stimulation - so that the night as well as the day training scenarios are of equally high quality for the pilots.