CAE has demonstrated its ability to network RAAF C-130J Hercules training systems by linking the C-130J full-flight and mission simulator with a C-130J tactical airlift crew trainer.
“The networked training devices demonstrated how the entire mission crew, including C-130J pilots and loadmasters, could train together in an integrated virtual environment,” the company said.
Based at RAAF Richmond, the RAAF’s C-130J simulator was built by CAE, while the crew trainer was developed by Bluedrop and Virtual Simulation Systems.
“We recognize that our defence customers need to be able to conduct more of their training in a cost-effective virtual environment, so this demonstration was a perfect opportunity to show how our training systems integration capabilities can help the Royal Australian Air Force enhance its ability to conduct integrated mission training and rehearsal,” said Peter Redman, vice president and general manager, CAE Australia.
“There are technical challenges associated with interoperability when trying to network training devices with different architectures from various manufacturers; however, these challenges can be overcome and the end result can be improved mission training prior to operational deployments.”