Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for ETC’s GRYPHON GL-6000 Held by Naval Medical Research Unit Dayton, located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
SOUTHAMPTON, PA, USA, June 24, 2016 – Environmental Tectonics Corporation (OTC Pink: ETCC) (“ETC” or the “Company”) today announced that the U.S. Naval Research Medical Unit Dayton (“NAMRU-D”), located at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on June 17, 2016 for ETC`s Spatial Disorientation Training and Research Device. The device, nicknamed “The Kraken” by the U.S. Navy, is engineered and manufactured by ETC`s Aircrew Training Systems (“ATS”) business unit. NAMRU-D will use this device to support clinical and operational research, among other activities.
Robert L. Laurent, Jr., Chief Executive Officer, President, and Director, indicated that “‘The KRAKEN’ is an important and technologically advanced spatial disorientation device. ETC is proud to be providing it to NAMRU-D to support its mission to save lives through research that will broaden the understanding of human factors in aerospace.”
About “The KRAKEN”:
“The KRAKEN” is the world’s most technologically advanced spatial disorientation training and research device. With its dynamic motion capability and reconfigurable cabin, “The KRAKEN” can support operational and clinical research by simulating complex human factors issues for air, space, land and water vehicles. It has an advanced motion system with six degrees of freedom (Rotary, Pitch, Roll, Yaw, Vertical, and Horizontal), 360° continuous bidirectional rotation in four axes (Rotary, Pitch, Roll, and Yaw), a ±16.5 foot horizontal track, and a ±3 foot vertical carriage. “The KRAKEN” is also capable of generating sustained accelerations of 3 G’s and includes options such as interchangeable cockpits that can be vehicle specific with varying levels of fidelity, a wide field-of-view display system, and medical monitoring equipment. “The KRAKEN”, like all of ETC’s training and research devices, is manufactured in accordance with ISO 9001 quality standards.
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