RSAF Upgraded CH-47 Chinook Simulator Enters Service

 In Singapore, ASEAN, GDI, Air

SINGAPORE: CAE announced at the Singapore Airshow here that an upgrad­ed CH-47 Chinook heli­copter full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor of the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has been put into ser­vice for train­ing. CAE has recent­ly upgrad­ed the RSAF’s CH-47 Chinook full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tor which now pro­vides enhanced train­ing to main­tain aircrew’s mis­sion readi­ness.

CAE pro­vides cus­tomi­sa­tion and upgrad­ing of cus­tomers’ exist­ing CH-47 full-mis­sion sim­u­la­tors to incor­po­rate new fea­tures in later vari­ants of the CH-47 Chinook heli­copters. Options for upgrades include incor­po­rat­ing a new avion­ics suite, the latest gen­er­a­tion CAE Medallion-6000 image gen­er­a­tor with Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB) archi­tec­ture, and enhanced syn­thet­ic and tac­ti­cal envi­ron­ment sim­u­la­tion soft­ware. Upgraded sim­u­la­tors also fea­ture a new or refur­bished six-degree-of-free­dom motion system and the imple­men­ta­tion of a dig­i­tal auto­mat­ic flight con­trol system.

“The Chinook heli­copter is an iconic medium-to-heavy lift heli­copter and CAE has played a key role help­ing pre­pare air­crews for oper­at­ing this endur­ing plat­form,” said CAE’s Senior Vice President, Global Strategy & Business Development, Ian Bell.  “Many mil­i­tary cus­tomers includ­ing the United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and the Netherlands have lever­aged train­ing sys­tems and ser­vices from CAE to help ensure their CH-47 air­crews are ready to carry out the range of mis­sions the Chinooks are called on to per­form.”

Currently, CAE Elektronik GmbH is part of a group of German aero­space com­pa­nies that has part­nered with Boeing to offer the CH-47 Chinook for the heavy-lift heli­copter com­pe­ti­tion in Germany. CAE would have the respon­si­bil­i­ty for devel­op­ing and sup­port­ing a range of air­crew train­ing sys­tems and ser­vices should the CH-47 Chinook heli­copter be select­ed by the German gov­ern­ment.

Source: Asian Defence Journal

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