Fidelity Flight Simulation has been awarded a sub-contract through prime contractor Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) [NYSE: SAI] for the U.S. Army RC-12X Cockpit Procedural Trainer (CPT). SAIC was awarded the prime contract by the U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) under the STOC II omnibus contract. Fidelity Flight Simulation is responsible for design, development and deployment of two trainers for the RC-12X aircraft, one of the U.S. Army’s principal intelligence gathering platforms.
Each RC-12X CPT is equipped with the Universal E890R Electronic Flight Instrumentation System (EFIS) and UNS-1Fw WAAS-enabled Flight Management System. Fidelity will design the hardware and software components in a modular architecture to allow for assembly, disassembly, and relocation in Government facilities, and to allow for later upgrade to other avionics systems.
The RC-12X CPT scope was originally conceived as an avionics trainer only, without actual flight controls or external visual display. With input from Fidelity Flight Simulation, PEO-STRI was able to award a contract within budget, not solely with a simulated Universal 890R flight deck but also with physical flight controls and a high resolution external visual display. The integration of advanced avionics, flight controls, and an external display allows for a more effective training environment for U.S. Army crews.
“This contract is an important step for Fidelity Flight Simulation as we focus more on defense applications,” said Graham Hodgetts, President of Fidelity Flight Simulation. “Our background in instructional system design is ideally suited to provide cost-effective simulation and training solutions to the U.S. defense forces, the Department of Homeland Security, and to Ministries of Defense around the world.”