IFAD has successfully integrated its simulator for forward air controllers with the Gripen fighter simulator.
Pilots and forward air controllers (FACs) can now train more realistically and intensively together.
The successful integration of the IFAD Forward Air Controller Training Solution (IFACTS) with the Gripen fighter flight simulator creates a shared 3D virtual training environment which enables the pilot and FAC to rehearse the mission in the same terrain while facing the same expected enemy threat. The fact that the pilot and the FAC can actually see each other in the same battle space increases the training results dramatically.
IFAD and Saab, the manufacturer of the Gripen fighter, have recently presented the solution to the Danish Defense.
IFAD simulator integrated with the SAAB Gripen fighter
More information about IFACTS here.