Kratos Defense & Security Solutions, Inc. has been contracted by the U.S. Army to provide two Maintenance Blended Reconfigurable Aviation Trainer (MBRAT) Virtual Immersive Environment (VIE) training systems with the CH-47F Chinook Avionics configuration. The order is valued at approximately $1.4 million, including life cycle support services for the next four years. The work will be performed under a purchase order issued by USfalcon, Inc. under the Aviation Applied Technology Directorate (AATD) SPOTS V contract.
The MBRAT VIE is a reconfigurable system providing avionics maintenance procedures, fault isolation, and remove and install training for multiple rotorcraft platforms, including the CH-47F Chinook and the UH-60M Black Hawk. Designed to increase training options while reducing training costs, the MBRAT VIE is a virtually immersive, full-task trainer that blends spatial physical awareness with virtual environments and the appropriate aircraft platform's system configuration. The system can be installed at a training institution to support school instruction or delivered in a mobile configuration to facilitate deployment to the Warfighter. It can operate as a standalone unit or as multiple units connected and controlled by a single instructor station.