Cost-effective Upgrade Compared with Expensive Replacement
Quantum3D has been awarded a contract by Advance Vision Company of Saudi Arabia (AVC Defense) to upgrade and modernise an existing unit training device for the Bell 412 helicopter operated by the Royal Saudi Air Force (RSAF). Aimed at extending the useful life of the simulator by several years, the solution offers a more cost-effective option than outright replacement with a new simulator.
The upgrade will include replacement of the simulator host computer, the visual system including image generator and displays, visual database, instructor/operator station (IOS), and audio system. Existing cockpit displays and controls will be rewired, tested, and refitted. The visual system upgrade will feature Quantum3D’s IDX 80 Image Generator running MANTIS.Each simulator is unique. Quantum3D’s team assesses the current technical state of each simulator and understands the training intent of that simulation platform. A recommended simulator Modernisation proposal may include newest generation projectors to improve resolution and brightness, new Image Generators to improve the visual experience of the training environment, a new IOS for introducing new training challenges, new cockpit instrumentation for greater quality and more. New hardware installed in the Simulator Modernisation Programme comes with up to three years of warranty and up to ten years of guaranteed reparability, to give users comfort that their simulator will provide for their training needs for years to come. All modernisation services are provided by Quantum3D’s team of experienced technicians who are available to upgrade any simulator type, at any location worldwide.
“We are excited to serve AVC and RSAF with the benefits of our Modernisation Program,” observed Quantum3D’s President and CEO, Clayton Conrad. “Our customers have made significant investments in their existing training devices, and our offering allows them to maximise their return on that investment while continuing to provide pilots with the best training possible.”