CAE has launched its new CAE 700MR-series flight training device (FTD) for military helicopters at the Farnborough Airshow.
The “next-generation” device, as the company describes it, is a development from earlier systems designed to train crews on helicopters such as the AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin HC4 and Airbus Helicopters H135/H145 for the UK’s Military Flying Training System (MFTS) programme.
As noted by CAE, the CAE 700MR-series FTD is based on the proven CAE 3000MR-series full-mission helicopter simulator, but in a fixed-base platform with dynamic seat for vibration and motion cueing. Some of the key features included in the CAE 700MR-series FTD include extreme field-of-view visual system (240 degrees horizontal by 88 degrees vertical in standard configuration) with CAE Medallion-6000XR image generator to provide immersive training experience; computer-generated forces software for realistic tactical synthetic environment; simulation architecture designed for distributed mission operations and integrated live-virtual-constructive (iLVC) training to facilitate networking and interoperability; support for Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB) to enhance interoperable training and mission rehearsal capabilities; support for military-specific mission training scenarios, such as ship-deck landings, night vision goggle (NVG) training, and confined area landing training; spacious area behind cockpit to support rear-crew training if desired; and advanced instructor operator station with easy-to-use scenario development and editing capabilities.
The CAE 700MR-series FTD is designed to meet or exceed global accreditation standards for helicopter flight simulation training devices (FSTD), such as the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Type IV and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) FTD Level 7. The comprehensive CAE MR (Mission Reality)-series training equipment suite covers all phases of fixed-wing and rotary-wing training for military aircrews. The product suite ranges from CAE Simfinity ground school desktop and procedures trainers, to fixed-based flight training devices and full-mission, full-motion simulators, such as the CAE 7000MR-series for fixed-wing platforms and CAE 3000MR-series for rotary-wing platforms.
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