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Australian C-130J simulator announcement creates confusion

22nd May 2020 - 23:00 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

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According to a press release from Australia’s Minister for Defence Industry, Melissa Price, ‘Australian industry [is] to develop new Hercules training systems’ for the RAAF.

‘The first students will commence training on the new simulator and training systems in early 2023, which is designed to train 16 pilots, 8 loadmasters and up to 100 maintenance crew each calendar year,’ Price said.

The 20 May announcement has caused much confusion by referring to ‘the new simulator’ even though the press release does state that the A$26 million ($16.95 million) contract was to ‘upgrade an aircraft simulator and other training systems as

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

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