3D Training Tool Upgraded For Apache Maintainers.

Author:Mayfield, Mandy
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* Lockheed Martin has launched the newest version of its advanced 3D instructing technology for AH-64 Apache sensor maintainers.

RELY3D is an advanced visualization and training tool that leverages capabilities from mainstream gaming technologies to train system maintainers, according to the company.

The product is made of four modules. The first provides users with an animated version of the sensor system, said Mike Taylor, program director for Apache M-TADS/PNVS international and fleet support.

The module "is an animated version of what our system looks like and allows the user to touch... different pieces of the system, rotate it, move it around [in] real time on a laptop or tablet and kind of have an exploded diagram," he said.

The second module focuses on troubleshooting and provides users with a step-by-step guide on removing and reinstalling repairs, he noted.

The third is a wiring diagram "that shows all of the cabling, harnesses and wiring connectivity between the various pieces of our system," Taylor explained.

The last module gives users the ability to download the likely path to troubleshooting system issues.

Lockheed Martin began building the training tool in 2012 and fielded the system in 2015 with the first two modules, Taylor said.

"RELY3D very obviously [and] clearly demonstrated...

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