U.S. Air Force – The 82nd Aerial Targets Squadron and Boeing Co. conducted the flight, which is the first step in a two year process to phase out the QF-4 full scale aerial target.
“The QF-4 did a good job for many years, but it’s time to turn the page in the aerial target program. This program will bring us into the 4th generation aircraft,” said Lt. Col. Ryan Inman, the 82nd ATRS commander. “And will provide us with a mission capable, very sustainable aerial target to take us into the next 10 to 20 years.”
The first QF-16 was delivered to Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., in November 2012 for operational and developmental testing to ensure their viability for aerial targets. The QF-16 is a supersonic reusable full-scale aerial target modified from an F16 Fighting Falcon. The emergence of U.S. 5th generation fighters such as the F-22 Raptor and the F-35 Lightning means American forces need an advanced target, similar to what they would actually find on the battle field. more> http://tinyurl.com/nvrdv94
We have over 70 member companies which pay an annual fee to access our resources and expertise, and which help determine our research program – membership is open to all. Boeing is our founding partner and continues to play a key role in our continuing development.
We have five core research groups, underpinned by shared research support. Our core research areas are:
Generic research carried out on behalf of the AMRC partnership, with results distributed to all partners. Generic projects are agreed by the board of members, and results are shared between all members.
Specific research for individual partners. The partner invests directly in the research and has exclusive access to any resulting intellectual property.
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BOEING – Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS) – The centerpiece of a complete training suite providing 360° of immersive, low cost and highly effective training.
CRVS is optimized for popular commercial digital cinema formats. A range of low to high-end projectors are available to meet customer cost and performance targets, including options that provide near 20/20 visual acuity. CRVS can easily take advantage of technology improvements without replacing either screens or structure, protecting the initial investment. In addition to a full 360° field of view, CRVS is available in 300° and 180° versions.
The patented principle of Constant Resolution allows each projector to cover a larger portion of the field of vision, requiring fewer projectors to build a fully immersive environment. Fewer projectors equates to lower acquisition, maintenance and operating costs.
CRVS is fully compatible with a wide range of fast jet and rotary-wing cockpits. Its large sidelocated ingress/egress module provides cockpit access without moving the cockpit.
CRVS works with flight hardware Night Vision Goggles (NVG’s),
the Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing System (JHMCS) and with emerging systems, such as the Panoramic Night Vision Goggles (PNVG) and the Night Vision Cueing Device (NVCD).♦
BOEING – At the highest level, we have always been in the business of connecting and protecting people, places and information. Our cyber business is an extension of that mission and our experience developing, deploying and defending complex systems for our customers and protecting our own global network drives our unique understanding of the challenge. We are working alongside our customers and investing to deliver enhanced security solutions to protect applications, infrastructure and mobile environments. more> VIDEO 2:42
The global economy and critical national infrastructures are largely dependent on computer networks. Boeing‘s NarusInsight provides a highly scalable, real-time monitoring, detection and mitigation “traffic intelligence” solution for service providers and government organizations. NarusInsight serves as a critical element in layered defense-in-depth approach by augmenting the enforcement of security policies. It enables unified operations for network and security and protects against unwanted, unwarranted or malicious traffic. NarusInsight provides a highly configurable solution to address networking and security needs today and tomorrow. more> http://tinyurl.com/jwbtfbf