HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Camber Corporation completed the US Air Force T-1A Combat Systems Officer (CSO) aircraft modification program with delivery to the US Air Force of the final modified aircraft on January 15, 2014 on schedule and within cost.
Camber's simulated sensor suite installation in the T-1A CSO aircraft created advanced undergraduate CSO training capabilities. It upgraded a variety of aircraft systems including an ADS-B antenna, GPS, intercommunication system, and multiple display systems. New simulated systems provide training on multiple radar systems, navigation equipment, electronic warfare equipment, and weapon systems. Each are integrated with an on-board synthetic environment that incorporates live data from the aircraft avionics, creating an innovative airborne Live, Virtual, Constructive (LVC) training solution.
The 451st Flying Training Squadron (FTS), Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL, houses all 21 modified aircraft for the advance phase of USAF undergraduate CSO training. CSO training sorties have been flying since June 2013 and are now operating at full capacity, teaching skills that were formerly taught exclusively in the ground-based training system in an operational airborne environment.
Lt Col. Timothy Moser, the 451st FTS commander, said "The configurability of this system allows for flexibility in training we've never had before – it's nearly limitless. All an instructor needs to do is change the configurations in the system and the student can train for practically any scenario in any operational airframe they are eligible for assignment to later."
Winning the contract in March 2009, Camber's Dallas Operations delivered three first articles by July 2010. All 21 T-1A CSO aircraft were delivered by August 2012, with re-induction of aircraft for engineering change package (ECP) modifications over the remaining months. All aircraft modifications were executed by Camber's team member, Stevens Aviation at its Dayton Ohio facility.
"We are pleased with the overall success of the T-1A CSO modification program and are particularly happy to have developed an excellent working relationship with the USAF on this challenging and innovative program," said Dave Hallforth, Vice President and General Manager of Camber's Dallas Operations.
Stevens Aviation is widely known throughout North America and Europe as industry experts in both Military and Corporate aircraft maintenance, mobile AOG service, modification and complete refurbishment services.
Camber Corporation is a premier professional services organization that provides solutions in systems engineering, intelligence, cyber security, information technology, unmanned systems, modeling and simulation, training and threat mitigation. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Huntsville, AL, Camber employs 2,500 professionals in over 100 locations in the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Asia delivering ISO 20000 certified, high-value solutions to customers worldwide. More information about Camber can be found at www.camber.com.