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Rockwell Collins to provide Visual Display Systems for French Air Force FOMEDEC program

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Rockwell Collins to provide Visual Display Systems for French Air Force FOMEDEC program
 
Rockwell Collins will be playing a key role in the French Air Force FOMEDEC training program by providing a robust, proven and state-of-the-art visual display system for the Pilatus PC-21 simulators. Under a subcontract awarded by CAE, Rockwell Collins will develop two Spectraview Visual Display Systems (VDS) in Salt Lake City, support CAE with integrating the systems at the CAE facility in Montreal, and support the final installation in France.
     
Rockwell Collins to provide Visual Display Systems for French Air Force FOMEDEC program 640 001A Pilatus PC-21
(Credit: Pilatus)
     
Besides the systems, Rockwell Collins will also be providing training for maintaining and operating the VDS, as well as spares.

"This collaborative international program taps into the strengths of each team member and will provide French Air Force pilots with a highly realistic and reliable training environment to prepare them for any mission," said Lee Obst, managing director, Rockwell Collins in Canada.

The French Air Force's 11-year FOMEDEC contract will provide new training aircraft (PC-21), related simulators and modernised training facilities for the training of fighter jet crews to be performed by the Air Force itself at the Cognac Air Base. The first aircraft will be delivered in March 2018.