All of the F-22 Raptor Mission Training Centers were upgraded with a high-fidelity Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS), and final installations were recently completed by the Air Force and Boeing at Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Simulators at Hawaii’s Hickam Air Force Base, Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base, and Virginia’s Langley Air Force Base also have the system.
"The final installation of the Boeing Constant Resolution Visual System improves the realism of ground-based training and increases mission readiness for pilots," said Lt. Col. Matthew Zamiska, 325th Training Support Squadron commander. "This is paramount for Tyndall's mission of training and projecting unrivaled combat airpower."
The patented CRVS display is a centerpiece of the training suite and provides high-resolution imagery for pilots in an immersive, 360-degree visual environment. By using off-the-shelf projectors, the system takes advantage of the rapidly emerging commercial technology.
CRVS, first delivered in 2010, is found in a variety of other aircraft simulators, including the F-15 Eagle, AH-64 Apache, M-346 Master, BAE Hawk and F-16 Fighting Falcon.