Boeing has delivered a second set of maritime surveillance aircraft training systems to the Navy’s air station Jacksonville, Fla., the company announced Tuesday.
The systems include an operational flight trainer, weapons tactics trainer and four electronic classrooms.
All components will be used to train service members on the maritime surveillance plane’s sensor and communications systems.
The new systems allow multiple mission operators to train at the same time, said Mark McGraw, vice president for training systems and government services.
The Navy is preparing its air and mission crews for operation in mid-2013, he added.
The company developed the training systems 737 full-flight simulator and designed it to work as a stand-alone trainer or be paired with the weapons tactics trainer.
The company said it plans to deliver seven more operational trainers and four more weapons tactics trainers to Jacksonville by the end of 2013.
The Navy received the first of 13 low-rate initial production Poseidons in early March and plans to purchase 117 of the planes.
In November 2011, the company won a $1.7 billion training and production contract for seven Poseidons.