Bohemia Interactive Simulations (BISim) has developed a prototype high-fidelity virtual reality (VR)-based F/A-18 Super Hornet flight simulator for the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD).
The system integrates an Oculus Rift CV1 with BISim's VBS Blue whole-earth rendering engine, which produces a 360-degree field-of-view immersive environment. An integrated Leap Motion sensor tracks hand and arm movements enabling natural interaction with a virtual crew station. The VR technology runs on a commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) high-performance PC and incorporates a flight stick and throttle interface for the system. According to the company, the system is portable and can be used with in an aircraft carrier ready room.