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Collins Aerospace launches next-generation Griffin-2 fast-jet training virtual system

28 November 2018
Collins Aerospace has developed Griffin-2, the company’s next-generation visual system for fast-jet training that features a non-faceted, completely smooth-surfaced visual dome. Source: Collins Aerospace

Collins Aerospace has developed a next-generation fast-jet combat fighter training visual system.

Griffin-2 features a non-faceted, one-piece, completely smooth-surfaced visual dome. Collins Aerospace spokesman Robert Edilson said on 27 November that the dome surface is just under 2 m from the user, who sits in the middle. This, he said, offers the best visuals compared with other faceted solutions that put multiple pieces together to form the dome.

Griffin-2 is also built on an open architecture (OA) that allows the use of multiple projector types. This means that ultra-high definition (UHD) commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) technology can be utilised for optimal fidelity, resolution, and a lower acquisition and life-cycle cost compared with other systems. Edilson declined to say which projector types and UHD COTS technology can be used with Griffin-2.

Collins Aerospace is also touting the modular design of Griffin-2 as being adaptable for any fast-jet aircraft type, including new and emerging aircraft platforms. The company is targeting fourth- and fifth-generation aircraft with Griffin-2, which can accommodate any form of fast-jet.

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