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ITEC 2012: UK Defence Helicopter Flying School begins simulated gunnery training using new Virtalis system

23rd May 2012 - 13:41 GMT | by Tony Osborne in London

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Virtalis has delivered a new gunnery module for use by the UK's Defence Helicopter Flying School (DHFS).

The module, being displayed at ITEC in London, is being used by crews on the DHFS' rear crew training course and introduces the crews to the basics of helicopter gunnery allowing them to understand the use of the weapon and the effect of conditions on the weapon's ballistics.

Until now, the introduction to helicopter gunnery at DHFS has been limited to Powerpoint presentations in the classroom. Hands-on experience would't occur until the student had moved onto the Operational Conversion Unit (OCU) of the

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Tony Osborne

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Tony was deputy editor of Defence Helicopter and Rotorhub magazines before joining Aviation Week in …

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