BOOM OPERATOR SIMULATOR SYSTEM (BOSS)

PM ITTS

Mission

To produce, field and maintain 17 BOSS devices for the Air National Guard (ANG) and establish and support a Training Systems Support Center (TSSC). The program will also provide configuration management of the BOSS software, thus ensuring that all BOSS and MicroBOSS systems have the current version.

Description

The BOSS is a high-fidelity, immersive, continuation trainer for the ANG that replicates the inflight refueling KC-135R, Block 40 boom pod. The program will procure 17 units baselined on an existing prototype BOSS built by the United States Air Force (USAF). The BOSS units will be fielded to ANG sites in both CONUS and OCONUS (Hawaii and Alaska) locations.

System Interdependencies

None

Program Status

Fieldings scheduled in Alaska and Arizona:
• September 2015 - Eielson AFB, AK
• September 2015 - Phoenix, AZ

Projected Activities

Foreign Military Sales

None

Contractors

  • FAAC, Inc. (Ann Arbor, MI)