National security solutions provider Kratos Defense and Security Solutions is conducting Aerial Gunnery Training (AGT) for the US Air Force Global Strike Command (AFGSC) Special Mission Aviators.

The AGT is being carried out by the company at its Kratos Aircrew Training Center (KATC) in Orlando, Florida, US.

The KATC uses full-mission simulators that offer a cost-effective solution by reducing lifecycle expenses associated with simulator ownership to a minimum while ensuring high training quality.

The aircrew members of the US AFGSC are trained by experienced instructors from the company using the latest technologies and simulation systems to ensure mission readiness.

Kratos Training Solutions senior vice-president Jose Diaz said: “AFGSC recently approved our AGT simulator to count towards some of the annual Continuation Training requirements.

“The KATC can provide aircrew members with training equivalent to what they would have received on their own simulator or aircraft.”

“This is further evidence that virtual reality is a viable training alternative to live training. High-fidelity simulation systems can cost millions of dollars to own and sustain.

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“When budget or time constraints prevent acquisition of such systems, the KATC can provide aircrew members with training equivalent to what they would have received on their own simulator or aircraft, while maximising training budgets and increasing readiness.”

Last year, Kratos Defense and Security Solutions was awarded the AGT contract by US-based engineering company KBR’s global government services business KBRwyle.

Besides providing AGT to the US Air Force (USAF), Kratos’ KATC also offers training in crew coordination, rescue hoist and cargo sling operations.

Kratos Training Solutions designs and develops aircrew and maintenance technical training systems for air, land and sea platforms that help improve the readiness of the combatants.