Red Flag exercise changes dimension through simulation

Red-Flag-aggressorsRed Flag, is the great air exercise which was held each year on the basis of Nellis, near Las Vegas. Each year, Western air forces clash over Nevada in extensive dogfights which are realistic. The “blue” forces face the rouges, aircraft masked the Soviet colours, “agressors” who play the bad guys. This year, the combat aircraft have faced new opponents, virtual aircraft controlled Simulator. A first on such a scale.

Thousands of simulators engaged in the battle

Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland AFB, N.M. (Photo: U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

Distributed Mission Operations Center at Kirtland AFB, N.M. (Photo: U.S. Air Force / Senior Airman Thomas Spangler)

Edition 2015 exercise Red Flag ’15 – 2″ resembled a large LAN Party. The Red Flag exercise area, traditionally 100 nautical miles on 100 miles in the Nevada desert has been virtually extended to 1,200 x 1,100 miles through the virtual. Project LVC (Live, Virtual & Constructive) of the US Air Force allowed to connect virtual drivers in this field of battle 2.0.
According to the US Air Force, this edition releases ‘ 15 – 2″ brought together 85 planes, mainly American: F-15, F-16 and EA – 6B, E – 3A, B-1, B – 52, and NATO Awacs and some Norwegian F-16 fighter. ” Real aircraft involved in attacks on the ground and interceptions in closest possible scenarios of the real. Aircraft that were joined by thousands of virtual devices which were immersed in the heart of the battle. These drivers are not rendered at Nellis, but flew their aircraft on flight simulators of their bases of attachment or in the Distributed Mission Operations Center located in Kirtland Air Force base in New Mexico. With exercise Red Flag 15-2, the concept of distributed simulation has just experienced a breakthrough.

Translation : Bing Translator

Sources :

“LVC integration takes Red Flag to next level”, Nellis AFB press release, March 5, 2015

“Nellis AFB hosts Red Flag 15-2 March 2 to March 13, 2015”, Nellis AFB press release, January 16, 2015

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