The IOS is equipped with two large color graphic monitors that operate via a high-performance personal computer and are designed to minimize the instructors' workload while maximizing control/visibility over student activities. The IOS configuration includes an illuminated writing area for the instructor as well as a joystick for Man-In-The-Loop (MITL) operations.
The IOS utilizes an intuitive graphical user interface (GUI) that provides the capability to:
Perform mission planning, which is comprised of the development and modification of tactical/visual scenarios.
Initialize and control multiple facets of the mission training exercises while simultaneously monitoring student operations/flight path.
Store executed missions for After Action Review (AAR)/debriefing purposes.
Communicate with the student and control aircraft sound volume.