Air Combat Officer Training System
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Cirrus has developed the Air Combat Officer - Training System (ACO-TS) for the RAAF's #1 Flying Training School (1FTS) at RAAF East Sale.  This system enables 1FTS to train ACO students on sensor awareness and tactical picture compilation.

The ACO-TS incorporates a high fidelity simulation of a platform based radar, which may be configured to act like a range of radars. The radar imaging process determines ground returns on the basis of actual terrain features, and combines this with returns from a range of synthetic contacts which are under scenario control.

By simulating radar signal processing, ACO students may discover the impacts of vertical beam steer, platform elevation, weather conditions, processing gain and terrain slope on the ability to detect contacts. 

ACO students interact with an emulation of a modern multi-function display console to identify contacts, mark them into their tactical display system, accept off-board link contacts, transmit contacts off-platform and manage their own mission.

The ACO-TS is in operational use at 1FTS, and is supported by Cirrus. 

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ACO students interact with an emulation of a modern multi-function display console