Accession Number:

ADP006865

Title:

Harrier GR MK 5/7 Mission Simulators for the Air Force,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

MINISTRY OF DEFENCE LONDON (UNITED KINGDOM)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

6.0

Abstract:

In 1985, in anticipation of the phased replacement of the Harrier GR Mk 3 by the Harrier GR Mk 5, the UK version of the AV8B, the UK Air Staff issued a requirement for two mission simulators capable of fulfilling a comprehensive pilot training and evaluation task. It identified the need for simulators which would provide a wide range of psycho-physical cues with accurate flight and systems simulation, integrated with a high resolution, wide field-of-view visual system compatible with the Harriers operational roles and inherent speed and agility. It became apparent that this would require the utilisation of new technology, particularly in the area of head and eye-slaved visual displays studies within the MoD confirmed this and concluded that although innovative, the application of such technology was feasible. This paper reviews some of the background and selection process and briefly describes the mission simulators selected to meet the Royal Air Forces training needs.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Aircraft Operations
  • Aircraft

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE