L3 Introduces First-Ever High-Fidelity, Mixed Reality Deployable Training Simulator

Ms. Thais Hanson
Director of Communication
(682) 217-4630

– New Blue Boxer Extended Reality Simulator Provides 80 Percent of Pilot Training Requirements at 10 Percent of the Cost –

ORLANDO, Fla., November 27, 2018 – L3 Link Training & Simulation has introduced the Blue BoxerExtended Reality (BBXR) deployable training system as the latest solution in its family of military aviation training platforms. This highly versatile capability is on display in L3’s exhibit, Booth 1449, at I/ITSEC 2018, which runs November 26–30 in Orlando.  

“Our Blue Boxer Extended Reality system is a high-fidelity training simulator, optimized in a condensed footprint, that delivers a wide range of military aviation training capability available on an unparalleled scale. The system offers training from the individual to the unit, resulting in unprecedented operational readiness,” said Lenny Genna, President of L3 Link Training & Simulation. “This deployable training system was developed based on direct feedback from operators who need a networkable trainer that is lower cost, lighter weight and in a form factor attractive to the most space-constrained users.”

The Blue Boxer portable training system emulates aircraft flight characteristics and Operational Flight Programs (OFP) utilizing mixed reality simulation. This is achieved by blending virtual reality, high-precision hand tracking and the accurate tactile feel of a physical instrument panel. Designed for austere environments, like expeditionary airfields or deployed aircraft carrier ready rooms, the system unifies the functionality of physical and virtual mission equipment and training to rehearse or fight in the simulated environment.

The Blue Boxer allows single or multiple entities to be flown with a range of skills, from basic proficiency to tactical combat, including mission planning, takeoff, formation and varying levels of complex air-to-air missions. It provides unlimited expandability to network multiple aviators performing integrated or joint training anywhere in the world. The vertically encased Blue Boxer is human transportable, measuring 72 inches long by 38 inches deep, and can be powered by any standard 120-volt outlet.  

Further training efficiency is gained with Link’s patented Adaptive Learning Engine (ALE), which provides artificial intelligence-driven proficiency evaluation and performance reporting across a flight training curriculum. This enables higher student to instructor ratios, provides objective training performance metrics and significantly relieves training delays due to flight instructor limitations. Pilots can complete training, testing and recertification requirements more quickly in local to expeditionary environments.

L3 Link Training & Simulation is a world leader in providing platform operators and maintainers with total training solutions that improve training effectiveness and efficiency, and lower life-cycle costs in a secure cyber environment. L3’s innovative solutions provide a full spectrum of state-of-the-art training technologies, including high-fidelity immersive simulations, as well as distributed academic and interactive courseware. Headquartered in Arlington, Texas, L3 Link has delivered military and commercial training systems to customer locations throughout North America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the Pacific Rim. For more information, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com/Link.   

L3 Technologies is an agile innovator and leading provider of global ISR, communications and networked systems, and electronic systems for military, homeland security and commercial aviation customers. With headquarters in New York City and approximately 31,000 employees worldwide, L3 develops advanced defense technologies and commercial solutions in pilot training, aviation security, night vision and EO/IR, weapons, maritime systems and space. The company reported 2017 sales of $9.6 billion. To learn more about L3, please visit the company’s website at www.L3T.com.  

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