Rockwell Collins unveiled the next generation of its 360-degree visual display system, for military fast-jet simulated training, at the Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) in Orlando Florida this week. which is a key component of the F-35 Full Mission Simulator.
The Griffin-2 features a non-faceted, completely smooth-surfaced visual dome, and is built on an open architecture that allows the use of multiple projector types. This means that ultra high definition (UHD) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology can now be utilised for optimal fidelity, resolution, and a lower acquisition and life-cycle cost compared to other systems.
In addition, Rockwell Collins says the modular design of the Griffin-2 makes it adaptable for any fast-jet aircraft type, including new and emerging aircraft platforms.
“The Griffin-2 provides a dramatic leap forward in pilot training value through significantly improved scene realism, allowing for better recognition of targets and detail, which ultimately leads to more effective training,” said Nick Gibbs, vice president and general manager, Simulation and Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. “The Griffin-2nwill provide fourth and fifth-generation fighter pilots with the most realistic and immersive training experience available.”
Rockwell Collins’ Griffin systems represent a significant portion of the worldwide fast-jet training installed base and are currently used in F-35 Lightning II, F-16, Eurofighter Typhoon and the Aermacchi M-346 training programmes.