Customer: Lockheed Martin Information Systems

User: U.S. Air Force Aircrew Training & Rehearsal Support (ATARS) Program

ASI was selected by Lockheed Martin to upgrade the U.S. Air Force (USAF) MH-53J WST and MH-53M WST as part of the ATARS program. The purpose of this upgrade was to improve the fidelity of the training system to provide required aircrew training and mission rehearsal capabilities located at Kirtland AFB, NM. The MH-53J and MH-53M WST training devices provide training and rehearsal support for the Special Operations Forces.

This contract included the design, development, installation, integration, and test of a high fidelity flight dynamics model, an engine dynamics model, and an automatic test generation system. These systems provide the trainee with the force, feel, and feedback consistent with the operation of the MH-53J/M helicopter in all flight and ground operations.

The following MH-53J/M systems were developed and/or integrated by ASI:

  • Flight Dynamics System
  • Engine System
  • Auto Test System

ASI also provided Program Management and Logistics Support services to support the successful completion of this program.