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New A400M simulator opens network opportunities

12th March 2021 - 10:30 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Holsworthy

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The German Air Force has expanded its A400M training capability at Wunstorf air base with the addition of a brand new A400M full flight simulator. The Thales device joins another simulator delivered in 2015 and opens up the opportunity to network the two devices.

Following the delivery of its second A400M full flight simulator (FFS) in January and its recent declaration as ready for training, the German Air Force is now able to train for air-to-air-refuelling (AAR) missions with the Airbus aircraft.

Operated by Air Transport Wing (LTG) 62 from Wunstorf airbase in Lower Saxony, the initial A400M FFS was delivered in 2015. Both devices were built by Thales with input from Indra and Airbus, with the first device undergoing a major upgrade in 2017.

According to Shephard Defence Insight, the German Air Force has 53 A400Ms on order with the final delivery set

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