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LIMA 2015: HeiTech improving simulation in Malaysia’s armed forces

22nd March 2015 - 05:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Langkawi

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HeiTech Defence Systems is stretching its technological boundaries with its Simulated Interactive Maintenance Aid (SIMA), which was designed to help Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) mechanics maintain its fleet of Sukhoi Su-30MKM fighters. The latest developments for this computer-based training system include the use of high-fidelity virtual visualisation using 3D goggles.

SIMA gives maintainers in 11 Squadron at Gong Kedak Air Force Base an immersive, virtual training environment in which to learn how to repair or replace any component on the Russian-built Su-30 fighter. Every component is digitally contained in its centralised knowledge repository, plus it offers troubleshooting and rectification …

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