C-17 training centre opens in India
Mahindra Defence Systems and Boeing have jointly opened a centre in Gurgaon, Haryana in India, to provide training services for the Indian Air Force (IAF) C-17 military transport aircraft, Boeing announced on 8 July.
The new centre is located at the Flight Simulation Technique Centre in Gurgaon. Boeing developed the centre with Mahindra Defence Systems as part of efforts to support the government's 'Make in India' initiative.
Once fully operational, the centre will be able to conduct local and multi-site training simulations for aircrew operators of the ten C-17 military transport aircraft delivered to India by Boeing in 2013-2014.
The centre has a complete training solution for loadmasters and pilots, including computer-based training, courseware and simulation for all tasks required for humanitarian and military airlift operations, including emergency procedures and aerial refuelling.
The facility has loadmaster station and weapons system trainers that can be individually used or networked for complete missions. The flight deck on the simulator supports night vision goggles.
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