Special Operations Forces Aviation (SOF Avn)



Special Operations Forces Aviation (SOF Avn) Training Systems provide high fidelity full motion Combat Mission Simulators and mission rehearsal systems to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). The SOF Avn Training System program provides a high level of fidelity and concurrency with the aircraft permitting new and experienced 160th aviators to train at the maximum level of realism. This realism translates into a program that gives the warfighter the ability to train for missions in a simulated environment that cannot be replicated in the real world outside of actual combat missions.


The Special Operations Forces Aviation (SOF Avn) Training Systems program maintains simulator and airframe concurrency while simultaneously addressing obsolescence and technology upgrades.   The program integrates timely and cost-effective modifications with minimal impact on training and mission-rehearsal operations. These activities ensure that aircrews are provided training systems that are reliable, technically advanced, and concurrent with the operational aircraft on the flight line. The Combat Mission Simulators and mission preparation systems managed and maintained within the program allow planning and rehearsal of special operations missions that incorporate tactics, situational awareness (real-world combat environment), decision making and crew coordination.  Aircrews use the training systems upon initial entry into the regiment and during continuation training and mission rehearsal exercises SOF Avn Training Systems also support additional capabilities in incident investigation, battle staff training and combined collective simulation training exercises.

System Interdependencies

Aircraft: MH-47G, MH-60M, A/MH-6

Foreign Military Sales



  • Veraxx Engineering Corporation (Chantilly, VA)
  • Nova Technologies (Panama City, FL)