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UK seeks threat simulators for helicopters

3rd October 2013 - 16:39 GMT | by Jonathan Tringham in London

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The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) is seeking a new approach to the simulation of man-in-the-loop (MITL) operated weapons, to counter threats to its combat helicopters. 

Scientists at the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) have reached out to industry to find the next generation of simulation technology for MITL weapons, as the existing Helicopter Collective Training System (HCTS) quickly approaches obsolescence.

In a statement outlining the MoD’s current simulation capabilities, Ian Pothecary of the DSTL’s Countermeasure Concepts team said the challenge was how to conduct human performance trials of the aircrew and the threat operator without the need for

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Jonathan Tringham is a former Shephard staff reporter based in the UK. Jonathan worked in …

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