Our goals are to be responsive to customer
requirements, improve the warfighters’ training capabilities,
and lower training costs. Our teamwork, quality processes, and
detailed planning provide our customers with a fully functional
simulator on budget and on time.
Our management believes in the Integrated Program Team (IPT) concept,
and we have led and participated in IPTs on all our training device
developments. This format gives the customer more frequent input
into the overall design.
The company’s extensive experience in military aircraft
RDT&E, positions J.F. Taylor, Inc. as a uniquely qualified
supplier of training system devices. Our talented team of engineers,
logisticians, and technical writers apply knowledge acquired from
both previous training systems and our RDT&E work to new training
systems under development.
We have been involved in the trainer development on many of the
U.S. Navy, Army, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard platforms. These include the AH-1W, CH-53E, F-14A/B,
F/A-18C/D/E/F, KC-130T, MH-60S/R/T, P-3C, SH-60B, UH-1N, V-22,
VH-3D, and VH-60N.
We integrate a multitude of vendors’ products into key trainer
functions to produce superior products. This includes
visual system vendors such as E&S, SGI, Quantum 3D, and Aechelon;
and control loading system vendors such as SCT, Fokker, and Servos
The AH-1W (shown in model below) has had
than 99% availability
during its first 5 years
a tribute to J.F.
Taylor, Inc.’s quality products.
We use a wide variety of computational systems, operating systems,
and programming languages to provide our customers the best device
possible. We have developed real-time capabilities utilizing Intel-based systems. Our latest systems are designed
using PC technology with LINUX and Microsoft Windows operating
J.F. Taylor, Inc. has developed devices to provide interoperable
training with other training systems using High Level Architecture
(HLA) and Distributed Interactive Simulation (DIS). We have also
integrated different Semi-Automated Forces (SAF) systems into our
training devices. This provides a much richer synthetic environment
for the warfighter.
We have Fabrication Facilities for both mechanical and electrical
designs. This lowers cost and risk as the technicians have direct
access to the engineering team throughout the fabrication and installation
We understand the importance of logistics and maintenance documentation
as it pertains to the life cycle cost and availability of the device.
We employ a talented logistics and documentation team which works
with the engineering teams to produce accurate and complete documents
the first time.
J.F. Taylor, Inc.’s policy is to reduce initial costs as
well as maintenance expenses for our customers through the following
- Utilize the best COTS products available to lower initial and
- Rehost existing software models to reduce development time
and initial costs.
- Draw from our large library of tested avionics models
that can be used in new devices.
- Actively track progress throughout the design process.
- Create designs that include all human engineering factors.
US Navy FMS Case
--Developed 2 high-fidelity AH-1W
delivered, and are supporting devices internationally.
USMC Flight Simulators
--Performed NTIS modifications & CLS upgrades.
Performed visual, control loading, & software upgrades on WSTs for US Navy:
--AAQ-16B FLIR to AAQ-29A FLIR.
--Dome refurbishment, projectors, IG, & visual databases.
--Software installs, host, & IOS replacement.
--Electric control loading system (replaced hydraulic).
Modifying legacy SH-60B, SH-60F, HH-60H, & MH-60S flight trainers for US Navy.
Delivered 2 Mission Avionics Subsystem Trainers.
Developed a high-fidelity Aircrew Procedures Trainer (APT) with Navigator Station for the US Marine Corps and provided logistics support.
Transportable enclosure; delivered overseas.
Fabricated hardware for 8 high-fidelity cockpits for US Navy TOFT devices.
WTTs, OFTs, Tactics Instructor Stations.
Delivered 4 cockpits in 12 months.
Fabricating 2 Avionics Maintenance Trainers (AMTs).
Fabricating high-fidelity cockpits & hardware for 8 OFTs.
Modified TOFT #6 cockpit for motion base.
Delivered cockpits #2-6.
Installed visual system for TOFT #2.
Developing IOS and I/O System for CSTRS Trainer.
Developed a high-fidelity Cockpit Procedures Trainer for US Coast Guard.
Integrated "glass cockpit" avionics suite and fielded glass cockpit trainer prior to aircraft configuration release.
Installed active electric control loading for primary flight controls.
Trainer awarded 2008 Captain Niels P. Thomsen Innovation Award by the USCG.
Forward Deployed Trainers
--Delivered RO-32 Emulator.
--Performed MX-15 Upgrade.
Reconfigurable Electronic Warfare Trainers
--Performed MX-15 Upgrade.
--Upgraded IG system, Visual Database, & SOFP.
Tactical Operational Readiness Trainer & Reconfigurable Electronic Warfare Trainers
--Delivered AN/ALR-95 (V)2 ESM System.
--Ported & tested PAS-137D(V)5 radar control indicator software.
Built simulated panels for Turkey.
Executive Helicopter Program APT Original Build
--Developed high-fidelity cockpits.
--Produced visual databases for 5 gaming areas.
--Supported device integration into transportable enclosures.
APT Upgrade Program
--Technology refresh & visual system replacement.
--Glass Cockpit upgrade (VH-60).
--Carson Blade upgrade (VH-3).
For Additional Information
For additional information on J.F. Taylor, Inc.
or to find out how our capabilities can meet your needs, please
Click on the link for a printable PDF with additional information on J.F. Taylor's:
Training & Simulation Capabilities
Aircraft Platform Simulation Experience