'Scrolling' the Battle Space
F/A-18 Block III cockpit offers god's-eye view of the world
January 17, 2018 in Defense, Technology
Next generation touch screen technology is the future for the Boeing Block III F/A-18 Super Hornet. The Advanced Cockpit System (ACS) is a 10X19 inch touch screen that pilots can use the same way we use phones and tablets in our daily lives.
“What ACS provides to that air crew in the jet is a flexible interface to the world of information that is in the [F/A-18] in an intuitive easy to act upon format, whether it’s what they see or touch on screen. That allows them to take maximum advantage to all the information that is available for the mission,” said Gregory Hardy, Boeing ACS program manager. “So with a touch screen, what that allows us to do is the entire surface is useful for information. Just like on your phones.”
Watch the story above to see how pilots use the ACS in Boeing’s training simulator. Click here for more information on the F/A-18 Super Hornet.