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RAF Gladiator programme faces late IOC

26th May 2021 - 09:01 GMT | by Trevor Nash in Bristol, UK


Typhoon training will be the first to benefit from DOTC(A). (Photo: Trevor Nash)

The Gladiator networked programme for the RAF faces issues concerning on-time delivery of the training system due to customer expectations and industry delivery.

The Gladiator programme to network RAF synthetic training equipment is now not likely to achieve IOC until March 2022, a slip of 11 months.

Gladiator represents the initial phase of Defence Operational Training Capability (Air) to provide the DOTC(A) Core System and Services contract for the RAF. This will see simulator hosting conducted from the Air Battlespace Training Centre at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire.

The first part of the programme is marked by networking of the Typhoon simulators at RAF Conningsby in Lincolnshire and RAF Lossiemouth in Moray, followed by the F-35 training devices at RAF Marham in Norfolk and …

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