CSC Adds World’s First Kiowa Warrior Attack Helicopter Simulators to Fleet
OH-58D Simulators are Latest in Expanding Suite of High Fidelity Training Devices for U.S. Army’s Flight School XXI
EL SEGUNDO, Calif.- Computer Sciences Corporation (NYSE: CSC) and its U.S. Army Flight School XXI (FSXXI) team members announced today the addition and integration of the world’s first and only OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter operational flight training simulators to its growing suite of high fidelity training devices in Warrior Hall, located near Fort Rucker, Ala. The FSXXI contract is administered by the Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO-STRI) in Orlando, Fla. With the OH-58D simulator built, Army aviators have already begun training in the new devices.
“Enhancing our warfighters’ readiness is of utmost importance to the Flight School XXI team,” said Austin Yerks, president of CSC’s North American Public Sector Defense Division. “Throughout each phase of design, development and testing, the focus of the team remained the same: to provide the best possible training experience for future combat aviators in the actual aircraft they will operate. Through the dedication and hard work of all of the team members, the Kiowa simulators are online to prepare our men and women for an uncertain and changing battlefield.”
Modeled after the premier scout/attack helicopter in the world, the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior operational flight trainer helps the Army send better trained and adept pilots into the field by providing them with an advanced technology platform capable of enhancing the overall training effectiveness of all aspects of the mission.
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