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BAE completes RAF simulator upgrade

1st July 2016 - 09:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


BAE Systems has successfully completed an upgrade to the British Royal Air Force’s (RAF's) synthetic simulator software, it announced on 29 June.

The upgrade was delivered to meet an Urgent Operational Requirement for the Typhoon Simulators’ Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainers (EDCT) at RAF Lossiemouth and RAF Coningsby.

The software upgrade provides the ability to simulate sorties in current RAF operational areas, allowing pilots to familiarise themselves with the geographical layout, area and conditions before deployment.

Mark Williams of BAE Systems’ Aircrew Training and Synthetic Service, said: 'This update to the UK’s synthetic training devices forms an integral part of our ongoing commitment to support the UK training programme and air force operational requirements.'

Philip Dunne, UK Minister for Defence Procurement, said: ‘These new software updates at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth, which allow pilots to recreate environments in Iraq and Syria, are so important; they help our people undertake the best possible preparations for the fight against Daesh and keeping the UK safe.’

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