Bahrain orders Rockwell T-BOS to train Blackhawk helicopter pilots
12:00 AM, March 10, 2010
The Kingdom of Bahrain has selected the Rockwell Collins Transportable Blackhawk Operations Simulator (T-BOS) to train their UH-60M Blackhawk helicopter pilots. The T-BOS will be delivered to the government of Bahrain under a Foreign Military Sale contract administered by the U.S. Army's Utility Helicopter Project Office (UHPO). The Bahrain T-BOS is the second foreign sale of the Rockwell Collins developed T-BOS system. The first foreign T-BOS will be delivered to United Arab Emirates in early 2010. "T-BOS is the U.S. Army's standard deployable training device for the Blackhawk helicopter and now that capability is expanding to international markets," said Ken Schreder, vice president and general manager of Simulation & Training Solutions for Rockwell Collins. "The beauty of this trainer is that its mobile nature makes it possible to take training to pilots in the field, saving precious time and resources." T-BOS is a high-fidelity flight simulator capable of being deployed to forward operating bases. It is air, land and sea transportable and can be ready for training within eight hours of arrival due to its own organic power and environmental control unit.
Currently in operation at Fort Rucker, Ala., Fort Campbell, Ky., Fort Riley, Kan. and Fort Indiantown Gap, Pa., additional T-BOS devices are scheduled to be delivered to Fort Rucker and Fort Bragg, N. Car. later this year.
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