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Defence Spends $1.7m on Ultimate Linux Flight Simulator

Article Source iTNews
August 30, 2009 4:08 pm

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has revealed its latest flight simulator runs on Suse Linux-based clusters of Opteron servers and uses an open source graphics platform.

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation's (DSTO) Air Operations Simulation Centre in Melbourne creates virtual words that allow pilots to experience real-world combat situations without leaving the ground.

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, said the new facility introduces a "far more realistic and immersive experience for pilots and operators..."

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