The US Air Force has received the first weapon system trainer for use in the C-130 avionics modernisation programme (AMP) from Boeing.

The training simulator is a full-motion, simulator to train air force crews to fly the AMP-modified aircraft in an operational environment.

Boeing will deliver a suite of trainers over the next few years to support the AMP training programme at US Little Rock Air Force base.

Each system in the suite will offer a different level of instruction to provide training in the new capabilities that will be installed on the modernised C-130.

The C-130 trainer uses the same software as the C-130 AMP aircraft enabling the air force to upgrade or modify the simulator to keep pace with the aircraft.

Boeing has partnered with CAE USA to integrate the new AMP cockpit into the simulator and to perform similar modifications for other training devices in the suite.

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The air force will install AMP upgrade kits onto the whole fleet after three C-130 AMP aircraft complete additional evaluation flights following the initial flight tests.