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New fast jet training for RAF

4th February 2019 - 09:51 GMT | by Trevor Nash in London

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The UK Royal Air Force has officially opened its new £44 million centrifuge at RAF Cranwell, Lincolnshire.

The project has been headed by Thales and this new high-G training and test facility features a centrifuge from the Austrian AMST company. Specific additions to the device have been undertaken by Thales to meet the RAF's specialist requirements.

The new facility will be used to train Hawk, Typhoon and F-35 pilots in high-G manoeuvres and aircraft handling. Pilots can be subjected to up to 9G - nine times the normal gravitational pull of the earth - and learn how to use their

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After a career in the British Army, Trevor Nash worked in the simulation and training …

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