A project of the Naval Research Laboratory, the P-3 Aircrew Tactical Team Trainer (PACT3) has one goal: "improving anti-submarine warfare skills." That's right: Top Gun in real life.
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Supposedly there's a 3D version of Top Gun coming out in 2012. Which means a whole new generation of kids will get to know Goose, Maverick, Iceman and the rest of the flyboys. Not to mention Kenny Loggins. Hm. Wonder what that much acid-washed denim looks like in three dimensions?