Qinetiq to enhance RAF Typhoon training
Qinetiq will link simulators at a number of Royal Air Force (RAF) Typhoon squadrons’ Main Operating Bases to enhance training capabilities, the company announced on 25 May.
The project will see BAE Systems simulators at the bases integrated into the Distributed Synthetic Air Land Training (DSALT) system, allowing pilots at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth to participate in exercises without having to travel to RAF Waddington.
The work is being performed under a £9.5 million Aircrew Synthetic Training Capability (iASTC) contract signed in March. The contract is being carried out with BAE Systems as sub-contractor, and will be completed in April 2018.
The DSALT project, also being carried out by Qinetiq, provides synthetic mission training at RAF Waddington’s Air Battlespace Training Centre.
DSALT exploits technology developed for industries such as the gaming and banking sectors to provide virtual training for contingent operations to the British armed forces. It enables troops and aircrew to train alongside international partners in sophisticated simulated environments in real time.
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