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According to Boeing, this is an "industry first". Apparently, a real F-15E Strike Eagle jet - one of America's most potent warplanes - was hooked up to a worldwide, massively multiplayer air battle game called the Distributed Mission Operations Network.
It's all BVR, but it allows them to use it on real flights for once, instead of just in the simulator.
LAN and Internet game
This mode allows players to fight cooperatively against AI-controlled enemies, or fly head-to-head against each other via a LAN or over the Internet. At the start of a session, the player can choose their coalition, and after downloading the mission, choose an aircraft. With the help of on-line chat, the player can communicate with the other players in their coalition.
"To be able to link a real aircraft with a simulator and train is amazing. Most people just talk about this capability, but Boeing is delivering it."
Boeing reckons this kind of VR-mixed-with-reality will reduce training costs for multi-ship missions. They say "a training exercise that would have required six operational aircraft and aircrew now requires only one."
We'll leave it to you to speculate on the possible results of people on the ground being able to inject information including targets into the weapons displays of combat jets (though to be fair, people in AWACS planes or using ground air-defence radars have been able to do this for some time).
Where in the Boeing news article doing you see them refering to LockOn?
I just got a couple of questions. what's the game's title? where can I download it? is it FREE?
Don’t know about that one, but for the best flight sim featuring F-15 go right here;
Boeing is talking about linking a Real aircraft to a Ground simulator. Not a Lan connection correct?
Do i understand you in that your just trying to make a connection in say the the USAF is doing something just like your LAN party with friends on LockOn on your computer?
What does "LockOn" have ANYTHING to do with this? You can't hook "LockOn" to a FLYING aircraft like this system does.
Yes, you can link simulators together, across the world, but this is the first time a simulator has been linked to a FLYING aircraft.
You see Zaphod, in LockOn, you can experience the full effects of flying Su-37's and Su-27's and know how it feels like to be a super-duper Russian pilot
Originally posted by JimmyCarterIsSmarter
Lock On doesn't moddle any systems of the F-15 properly. After all, I did participate in a virtual red flag. It is a great game, but if you want a real SIM, then get something else
But if someone wants a fully realistic simulator then Lock On is not it.