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Institute develops new training system

STAFF WRITER

The state-run Chung-shan Institute of Science and Technology (CSIST) has developed a new system that can improve fighter aircraft training, an online news report said yesterday.

ETToday, a Web site affiliated with the cable news station ETTV, reported that the institute had developed an Air Combat Manuevering Instrumentation (ACMI) system to help the military track fighters carrying out exercises in a specific area.

The system can be installed on a variety of fighter aircraft, including F-16 Falcons, Ching-kuo Indigeneous Defense Fighters and Mirage 2000s, ETToday said.

During a military exercise, officials will be able to see how the aircraft are performing from headquarters. In addition to helping officials come up with an accurate assessment of pilots' performance during training, the system will also make it impossible for exercise participants to cheat, as every single move will be closely followed and watched during the activity, the Web site said.

In the meantime, the domestically produced system will also help the military protect its secrets and reduce Taiwan's reliance on foreign weapons, the report said.

The system can record every transmission sent and received by pilots and their headquarters or commanders, ETToday said.

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