The objective is to provide JPATS Aircrew Training Device (ATD) visual system retrofits to the production visual system baseline and configuration, consolidate and convert all VITAL-9 JPATS T-6 visual databases into a single VITAL X visual database with 1-meter satellite imagery, and procure spares. These retrofits will occur at the following Air Force Bases: Randolph, Vance, Columbus, Laughlin, Sheppard and Naval Air Station Pensacola.
The JPATS Aircrew Training Devices consist of Operational Flight Trainers (OFT), Instrument Flight Trainers (IFT) and Cockpit Procedural Trainers (CPT) to support the JPATS joint USAF/USN venture to replace the services' fleets of primary trainer aircraft (T-37 and T-34 respectively) and their associated ground-based training systems with the Hawker Beechcraft T-6A Texan II military trainer aircraft. The USAF is the executive service. JPATS supports Air Education and Training Command's (AETC) implementation of Specialized Undergraduate Pilot Training (SUPT) and the Department of Defense initiative for joint pilot training.