Crews flying the latest incarnation of the British Army’s primary battlefield utility helicopter can now familiarise themselves with in-flight operational procedures in a virtual environment thanks to training, simulation and consultancy specialist NSC.
Responding to a request from Joint Helicopter Command to the pilot Defence Simulation Centre, the Surrey-based company produced a detailed visual and functional model of the recently upgraded Lynx Mk9a.
The digital recreation of the aircraft, which is currently deployed on operations in Afghanistan, will bring greater fidelity to Armed Forces’ training serials conducted using Virtual Battlespace 2 (VBS2).
Mark Bentley, a senior developer at NSC, said the updated Lynx model would add authenticity to the collective training of helicopter crews.
“In addition to replicating the Mk9a’s distinctive cowling and sensors, NSC’s main effort was to simulate the helicopter’s WESCAM [an electro-optical laser designator].
“The model is not a pilot or helicopter simulator – it is controlled using a keyboard and mouse within VBS2 – but it does allow a crew to get used to working together and communicating with each other.”
NSC is a world-class provider of cutting-edge simulation and analysis-driven training. Since its formation in 1991, the company has forged a reputation for developing and delivering innovative solutions for military and civilian customers around the globe. From operational-level education for senior commanders to individual and collective training for the most junior recruits, Camberley-based NSC’s software and training solutions are used worldwide.
- Leonardo AW159 Wildcat conducts first successful firings of Thales ‘Martlet’ LMM
- COVID-19 – 3 British Army AW159 Wildcats have been deployed to support UK with COVID-19
- Leonardo celebrates the tenth anniversary of AW159 Wildcat’s first flight
- AW159 Wildcat helps HMS Dragon to record eighth drugs haul – value £145m in six months
- Republic of Korea Navy launches tender for 12 helicopters
- Leonardo demonstrates its AW159 to Malaysian Armed Forces
- South Korea to Purchase 12 ASW Helicopters
- Leonardo awarded £271 million AW159 WIST contract by UK
- Possible Closure for GKN Yeovil
- General Dynamics integrates Link 16 datalink system on AW159
- British military thanks landing site owners
- Black Cats team ready for 30 air shows
- UK – 815 Naval Air Squadron receives first four of 12 Wildcats
- Philippine Navy orders two AgustaWestland AW159s
- Army Air Corps praise new Wildcat facilities at RNAS Yeovilton
- Korean AW159 deliveries delayed by acceptance test issue
- Recently retired military chief summonsed over AW159 corruption allegations
- Wildcat becomes first helicopter to land at St Helena Airport
- Batch of AgustaWestland related domain names for sale
- Babcock win large Royal Navy helicopter maintenance contract