March 16, 2011
News: Revolutionary training device installed for IqAF
Story and Photos by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman for Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System
The Digital Video and Imagery Distribution System (DVIDS) reported today about the implementation of the Reduced Oxygen Breathing Devise 2 (ROBD2) in Iraq to provide pilots refresher training to the Iraqi air force. The Environics ROBD2 system is connected to commercially available flight simulator software, and a three person has been working to bring Iraqi air force’s flight surgeon and nurse up to speed on the system. The ROBD2 system has received "unanimous positive feedback." According to the article, Brig. Gen. Anthony Rock, 321st Air Expeditionary Wing commander and Iraq Training and Advisory Mission-Air director, said, "I am convinced this equipment will save lives. That it will ensure a child will grow up with a father, and it will ensure that Iraqi aviation resources are used wisely.”
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Photo by Tech. Sgt. Randy Redman