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Second Tranche of ASTA programme launched
uusjio | February 4, 2008 at 08:57 pmby
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The Supplement 5 simulators will incorporate a new state-of-the-art visual system with improved performance, resolution and visual effects features. The devices will also include new sub-systems, for example an auto-calibration system. The new features will not only improve the fidelity of the system but will also lower the maintenance costs.
The package consists of nine Full Mission Simulators (FMS) and six Enhanced Cockpit Trainers/Interactive Pilot Stations (CT/IPS-E). These new training devices will complement those already installed at existing Main Operating Bases (MOB) and, in addition, will go to new sites thus opening up an unmatched training capability at all Eurofighter Typhoon locations:
Extended Existing Locations
-- RAF Coningsby, UK: 1 Cockpit Trainer
-- Grosseto, Italy: 2 Full Mission Simulators
-- Moron or Albacete, Spain: 1 Full Mission Simulator and 1 Cockpit Trainer
-- RAF Leuchars; UK: 2 Full Mission Simulators and 1 Cockpit Trainer
-- Neuburg, Germany: 1 Full Mission Simulator and 1 Cockpit Trainer
-- Noervenich, Germany: 1 Full Mission Simulator and 1 Cockpit Trainer
-- Wittmund, Germany: 1 Full Mission Simulator and 1 Cockpit Trainer
-- Gioia del Colle, Italy: 1 Full Mission Simulator
Four of the above devices were ...