Cubic’s Top Gun System

Your Ship is In features the USS Midway, a carrier museum ship in San Diego CA. If you  run the video to 1:18 you will see one of the Display and Debriefing Subsystems that were a part of the Top Gun fighter pilot training system built by Cubic starting in the early 1970’s. I worked software on various versions of this system beginning in 1976 till 2008. The display system you see at 1:18 cost about $1,000,000 and was only part of the overall system.

At 2:36 you will see the latest version based on off the shelf PCs running Windows. The cost of these Display Systems systems were in the thousands of dollars.

Don Johnson – May 2013


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