Indra has been awarded the contract for the event and provide of a brand new FMS (Full Mission Simulator) for essentially the most superior helicopter of the Armed Forces, the NH90, for the Spanish Air Pressure, for an quantity of 19.2 million Euros. That is the third simulator of those traits that the corporate is creating, meant for the Cuatro Vientos air base in Madrid, on this event, and it’ll be part of the 2 already working at CESIHEL, some of the superior helicopter simulation centres in Europe, applied by Indra for the Spanish Military Airmobile Pressure on the Agoncillo base (La Rioja). One of many essential options of this state-of-the-art NH90 simulator structure is that it’s based mostly on the usage of actual on-board avionics tools, which gives the best realism throughout coaching and ensures that future plane evolutions are simply replicable within the FMS.

“Past instructing within the correct dealing with of an plane, joint tactical coaching is changing into more and more essential, permitting professionals to arrange for mission fulfilment in a real-world-like atmosphere, interacting with different crews and changing into conversant in the more and more quite a few and complicated programs that make up the fight cloud. Because of the Ministry of Defence’s dedication to incorporating the most recent applied sciences in helicopter simulation for the Armed Forces, the NH90 simulator has already confirmed its effectiveness on this regard,” says Rafael Junco, Indra’s Director of Simulation.


Because of its constancy to the plane and its behaviour, the simulator will cut back the variety of actual flight hours required to make sure the most effective coaching and schooling of pilots by 40%, in addition to superior tactical coaching crews have to tackle missions with the utmost security and effectivity, interoperating with a large number of programs, simply as in the true world. That is made attainable by the simulator’s capability to copy eventualities with all forms of threats inside any conceivable coaching situation, thus avoiding placing folks and the plane in danger, and permitting pilots and crew to practise complicated manoeuvres and handle stress in emergency conditions.

The simulator additionally faithfully reproduces all attainable climate circumstances, each day and night time, and permits the usage of the helicopter’s precise picture intensifier tubes (IITs) for flight simulation utilizing night time imaginative and prescient goggles (NVG). One other performance of the FMS system is a networked simulation structure, based mostly on the HLA (Excessive Stage Structure) normal, which gives for joint tactical coaching in a mission from a number of simulators concurrently, positioned at totally different bases and with a spread of plane fashions and platforms. On this method, NH90 helicopter pilots can prepare on the identical mission from totally different bases, which the Cuatro Vientos base in Madrid will be capable of be part of because of the brand new simulator.