Ryan Aerospace simulators delivered to US Army
Ryan Aerospace Australia has supplied more than 30 Helimod Mark III helicopter simulators to the US Army, the company announced on 31 October.
The simulators have been installed at the army’s helicopter training facility at Fort Rucker, Alabama, as part of the army’s Aviator Training Next (ATN) programme.
ATN is an experimental programme to provide helicopter pilot training during the primary phase using the latest in virtual reality technology and commercially available helicopter simulator equipment.
The project involves multiple teams working with the US Military Academy at West Point. Outcomes of the project will be assessed through to mid-2020 at which point the US Army will decide if this is a valid means of training.
Ryan Aerospace is working with prime contractor SAIC and Precision Flight Controls.
The Helimod system is supported by an after-action review software package that automatically assesses, grades and logs the student’s performance.
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