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McDONNELL DOUGLAS ANNOUNCES LATEST ADVANCEMENT IN VISUAL SIMULATION SYSTEMS

 McDONNELL DOUGLAS ANNOUNCES LATEST ADVANCEMENT
 IN VISUAL SIMULATION SYSTEMS
 McLEAN, Va., April 9 /PRNewswire/ -- McDonnell Douglas (NYSE: MD) today announced its latest advancement in visual simulation systems with features that expand the state-of-the-art envelope for civil and military flight training.
 The new system, called VITAL VII(i), combines the proven capabilities of the family of VITAL visual systems with the most current processor and display technologies to give the pilot greater confidence that the simulated scene represents the real world. Pilots must make split-second decisions, particularly during category II and III weather conditions. The VITAL VII(i), with its superior realism, gives the pilot the visual advantage in making these critical decisions.
 For more than 20 years, McDonnell Douglas has been designing and developing premier visual systems. Based on the highly successful VITAL VII and VIIe, the VITAL VII(i) incorporates a new PACE III geometry processor, a new VP II video processor, and many software enhancements.
 VITAL VII(i) uses state-of-the-art Reduced Instruction Set Computer (RISC) and Application Specific Integrated Circuit (ASIC) technology to increase the displayed surfaces in each channel by at least 50 percent, while reducing system transport delay. Up to 2,250 surfaces and 3,000 calligraphic lightpoints can be visible to the pilot in a daylight scene on a three-channel system. The increased scene content sets a new industry standard and provides the fine details and realistic scenery necessary for cueing during critical visual flight segments.
 A new texture feature, Matte Texture I, complements the system's basic photo texture and geospecific texture capabilities pioneered in VITAL VII. Matte Texture I creates smooth irregular edges without expending multiple polygons on such complex scene features coastlines, runway contaminates, mountain ridges, cloud formations, treelines, lakes, and rivers.
 Matte Texture II, an optional feature available on VITAL VII(i), enhances realism with wispy cloud, foliage and smoke effects.
 The VITAL VII(i) provides a full-color environment for training aircrews in all kinds of weather and in day, night and twilight conditions. The system meets the highest level of approval by the U.S. FAA and regulatory authorities of other countries. VITAL VI(i) joins the family of over 350 VITAL systems in use today in more than 40 countries.
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 /CONTACT: Karolyn Wolf of McDonnell Douglas Electronic Systems, 703-883-3825/
 (MD) CO: McDonnell Douglas Electronics Systems ST: Virginia IN: ARO SU:


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