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Collins Aerospace has selected Barco’s FS40-4K MKII projectors for a prestigious international advanced jet training programme, Barco announced on 2 December.

The selection of the Barco LED projector, which will support the insertion of Collins’ GRIFFIN-2 360° visual system into the simulator, is based on the optimal resolution, superior value acquisition and lowest life-cycle cost. Collins will use the projectors in an ultra-high performance display system with a very low total cost of ownership, resulting in a dramatic leap in pilot training value.

Barco’s FS40-4K MKII is the next generation solid-state RGB LED projector, featuring 20% higher brightness than the previous MKI. Delivering incredible image performance with a rich dynamic contrast and reduced motion artefacts on moving content, it provides commercial and military pilots with the ability to train realistically at any time of day or night, or under any conditions.

We value our collaboration with Collins Aerospace and share common goals to continuously lead the way in the industry and deliver high-performance training and value to our customers. The combination of GRIFFIN-2 with Barco’s LED projectors brings us to the next level of unsurpassed training realism, ensuring that fourth and fifth-generation fast jet pilots will train on the most realistic and immersive training experience available,” stated Dave Fluegeman, VP of Simulation at Barco.

[See MON on Thursday 3 December for a stimulating conversation with Dave Fluegeman on the effects of COVID on the training and simulation community – to date and into the future. – Editor]

The GRIFFIN-2 visual system for the new advanced jet simulator will incorporate Barco FS40-4K MKII LED projectors. (Photo: Collins Aerospace)

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