Rheinmetall has scored one other success with Asterion, its vary of world-leading simulator merchandise. Group subsidiary Rheinmetall Electronics GmbH has been awarded a follow-up contract by its companion firm Reiser Simulation und Coaching GmbH (RST) for simulators for the NH90 NFH Sea Lion naval helicopter. Rheinmetall’s Bremen-based simulation specialists have been tasked with upgrading the “Practical Cockpit” Asterion cockpit coach. The Practical Cockpit is a part of the upkeep coaching rig for the NH90 developed and provided by Reiser Simulation und Coaching GmbH for the German Navy Air Station in Nordholz. These simulators allow upkeep personnel of the Bundeswehr’s Naval Air Squadron 5 to hold out practical upkeep and restore operations. The simulators will probably be utterly modernized by 2024.

Rheinmetall’s excellent Asterion product vary is a dynamic, extremely practical coaching asset for instructing technical personnel. Asterion’s lifelike simulation of unique tools is compelling. Rheinmetall thus makes it potential to supply completely practical coaching for NH90 floor personnel for German Military and Navy aviation models alike. This improve will make it potential for Navy personnel to coach for the most recent configuration of the NH90 NFH Sea Lion naval helicopter. It thus marks an necessary milestone to be used of the upkeep coaching rig together with the built-in “Practical Cockpit” Asterion cockpit coach for the German Navy’s NH90 NFH. Closing acceptance testing of the world’s first Asterion cockpit coach for the Military model of NH90 TTH befell again in December 2016.


The German Navy’s Sea Lion combines options of the TTH troop transport model with the marinized airframe of the NFH anti-submarine helicopter. (Picture by NHIndustries )

This simulator was then transferred to the worldwide helicopter coaching centre at Faßberg in Decrease Saxony. Then, in August 2017, Rheinmetall acquired an order to additional develop its extremely refined Asterion coaching simulation software program and to combine it into Reiser Simulation und Coaching GmbH’s upkeep coaching rig, or MTR. The MTR replicates all related capabilities for the primary growth section of the German Navy’s new NH90 NFH Sea Lion multipurpose helicopter in Nordholz. Aided by knowledge collected from the German Navy’s actual helicopters, Rheinmetall will now adapt the software program to the present configuration of the NH90 helicopter and combine it into the Practical Cockpit. The newest order is one other necessary milestone for Rheinmetall within the discipline of upkeep coaching sources, supporting high-quality coaching for customers consistent with European Navy Airworthiness Necessities (EMAR).

The NHIndustries NH90 is a medium-sized, twin-engine, multi-role army helicopter. It was developed in response to NATO necessities for a battlefield helicopter which might even be able to being operated in naval environments. The NH90 was developed and is manufactured by NHIndustries, a collaborative firm owned by Airbus Helicopters, Leonardo (previously AgustaWestland) and Fokker Aerostructures. The NH90 is the primary manufacturing helicopter to characteristic fully fly-by-wire flight controls. There are two primary variants, the Tactical Transport Helicopter (TTH) for military use and the navalised NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH); every buyer sometimes has numerous alterations and customisations made to their very own NH90 fleets, similar to totally different weapons, sensors, and cabin preparations, to satisfy their very own particular necessities. The German Navy’s model, referred to as the NH90 Sea Lion, is predicated on the NH90 NFH.