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First MH-60 flight trainer arrives in Japan

23rd May 2014 - 11:42 GMT | by Beth Maundrill in London


The first MH-60R/S Tactical Operational Flight Trainer (TOFT) has been delivered to the Naval Air Facility Atsugi in Japan, the US Navy has announced. 

The simulator was delivered to the Port of Yokohama and transported by truck to Atsugi, arriving at its new home on 16 May. Installation has begun and it is expected to be ready for training by mid-2014. 

‘The simulator is the first-of-its-kind reconfigurable TOFT for the MH-60 community,’ explained Capt Craig Dorrans, Naval Aviation Training Systems (PMA-205) programme manager. 

‘It can be transformed from a MH-60R to a MH-60S training systems in approximately three hours, allowing

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Beth Maundrill


Beth Maundrill

Beth is Deputy Editor - Land at Shephard Media, managing coverage across all formats of …

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