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McDONNELL DOUGLAS WINS F-15E WEAPON AND TACTICS TRAINER CONTRACT

 ST. LOUIS, Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Under the Advanced Research Projects Agency's (ARPA) War Breaker Simulation, Engineering and Modeling (SEM) contract, a McDonnell Douglas F-15E Weapon and Tactics Trainer (WTT) will join a force of other simulated weapons systems to recreate the Persian Gulf War.
 On Aug. 25, McDonnell Douglas Training Systems was awarded the F-15E WTT portion of the War Breaker SEM contract by Science Applications International Corp., a prime contractor on the ARPA project. The contract, which is valued at more than $2 million, is for an F-15E WTT with forward and aft cockpits that can operate as a unit or independently. McDonnell Douglas Training Systems will provide the latest F-15E WTT configuration and ongoing support. The WTT's scheduled delivery date is September 1994.
 "The F-15E WTT is MDTS's third-generation device that provides a high-fidelity cockpit environment not seen in traditional low-cost simulators," said Craig Johnson, vice president of McDonnell Douglas Training Systems. "The computer architecture is designed to accept growth and upgrades without the complete rehost requirements of past devices."
 ARPA's War Breaker project uses simulation and modeling technology to evaluate the effectiveness of emerging weapons and tactics and those used in Operation Desert Storm. The WTT will give them F-15E aircraft capabilities through a low-cost, high-fidelity crew station complete with visual system and networking capabilities. The simulator will work together with other simulated devices and modeling technology to determine the most effective weapon system combination.
 The WTT is equipped with F-15E avionics, radar, weapons and defense systems, stick and throttle, and right and left panel control switchology. The mission computer is emulated to give ARPA the flexibility required for the project. The WTT operates on normal office power with no special cooling needs in a standard-size room. The ability to separate forward and aft cockpits means it can operate in even smaller rooms.
 In addition to the F-15E WTT, McDonnell Douglas also has War Breaker contracts with ARPA for a network interface unit and a database for simulated battle scenarios.
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 /CONTACT: Janet Lockwood, McDonnell Douglas Aerospace, 314-232-1520/


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