Engineers in the Company’s Aircrew Training & Synthetic Services team delivered an Urgent Operational Requirement to the Typhoon Simulators’ Emulated Deployable Cockpit Trainers (EDCT) at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth.
The software upgrades provide pilots with the ability to simulate sorties over current operational areas, helping them to become familiar with the geographical area, conditions and layout before deployment.
Minister for Defence Procurement Philip Dunne MP said:
“Simulators provide vital training for our pilots ahead of their deployment on operations and making that training as relevant to our air crew as possible gives them an edge over their adversaries.
“That’s why these new software updates at RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth, which allow pilots to recreate environments in Iraq and Syria, are so important; they help our people undertake the best possible preparations for the fight against Daesh and keeping the UK safe.”
Mark Williams, of BAE Systems’ Aircrew Training & Synthetic Service, added:
“This update to the UK’s synthetic training devices forms an integral part of our ongoing commitment to support the UK training programme and RAF operational requirements.
“We are delighted with the positive response it has received, which demonstrates not only the strength of the relationship between BAE Systems and our customer, but the expertise of our people in adapting quickly to changing requirements and delivering urgent operational support.”
The capability, along with a de-brief facility recently delivered to the RAF, was presented to the Typhoon Force Commander, Air Commodore Ian Duguid, during a visit to the Typhoon Training Facility at Lossiemouth.