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28 novembre 2017 2 28 /11 /novembre /2017 14:00
Credits Simthetiq

Credits Simthetiq


Montreal, November 27, 2017 PR Simthetiq


Simthetiq is pleased to announce that it will be presenting key elements of its comprehensive libraries of mission-ready 3D simulation models and terrains in Station IX, an immersive display system, at the I/ITSEC 2017 conference in Orlando.

Simthetiq is proud to partner with Station IX in order to showcase its high quality products and solutions in a compelling virtual environment designed to offer a true-to-life experience and which is ideally suited to the military simulation and training industries.

During the conference, attendees will have the opportunity of being transported into a virtual hangar to inspect a complex industrial vehicle before being dropped into the middle of a real-time JTAC environment rendered in Unity. With an extended field of view and true depth perception, Station IX is a visual system that allows Simthetiq to showcase tomorrow's simulation solutions in an immersive and collaborative environment.

“We look forward to presenting Simthetiq’s high quality visual content in Station IX at I/ITSEC as this will offer attendees a powerful visual experience that brings realism to a whole new level” said, Vincent Cloutier, CEO.


About Simthetiq

Founded in 2005, Simthetiq brings together a team of experienced professionals in the training and simulation fields to serve the civil aviation and defense markets. We provide one of the largest mission-ready simulation entity library to major corporations and governments around the world.

For more information about Simthetiq, visit www.simthetiq.com .


About Station IX

Station IX is a unique immersive environment that enables professionals working with high value 3D content to leverage the full potential of their data. Station IX is built to answer the requirements of multiple industries for simulation, training and visualization applications.

For more information about Station IX, visit www.stationix.com .

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2 février 2016 2 02 /02 /février /2016 17:50
Airbus Defence and Space training services

2 févr. 2016 Airbus DS


Airbus Defence and Space has the capability to design, develop, produce and give assistance with training at different levels of complexity to meet our customers´requirements.

For more info: http://bit.ly/1nC0WKJ

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13 novembre 2015 5 13 /11 /novembre /2015 17:20
Meggitt Training Systems Launches Enhanced System to Further Expand Small Arms Training


Nov 10, 2015 ASDNews Source : Meggitt PLC


United States and allied forces worldwide will soon have access to the newest and most advanced small-arms training system. Georgia-based Meggitt Training Systems will introduce the FATS®100e, an evolutionary step forward from previous virtual-reality solutions, at this year’s Interservice/Industry Training, Simulation and Education Conference (I/ITSEC) from Nov. 30 – Dec. 3 in Orlando, Fla. The new FATS100e system solution is an extension of the proven and popular FATS M100 and a major expansion in weapons training capability, introducing new features such as Crytek-based 3D lanes, automatic coaching and VBS3-based collective training. The 3D lanes provide visually realistic and highly detailed terrains and targets, including weather, and striking visual effects including wind-blown environments, birds in flight, dirt splashes and explosions. Automatic coaching has never been available in the small-arms training market, and collective training is new to the VBS3 system.

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9 novembre 2015 1 09 /11 /novembre /2015 17:55
Simuler n’est pas jouer (JDef)


9 nov. 2015 par JDEF


Inspirée des jeux vidéo, la simulation est devenue un outil incontournable pour les armées. Partie intégrante de l’apprentissage et de la préparation opérationnelle, les technologies ultra élaborées du jeu sont aujourd’hui un véritable complément de l’entrainement réel.

Dans ce numéro, le Journal de la Défense (JDef) vous fait découvrir les nouveaux outils de formation et d’entrainement utilisés au sein des forces armées.

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5 novembre 2015 4 05 /11 /novembre /2015 08:45
UK and Zambia sign defence cooperation MoU


02 November 2015 by British High Commission


The UK and Zambia have signed a Memorandum of Understanding about the provision of UK military training and support to the Zambian Armed Forces.


The Acting British High Commissioner, Sean Melbourne, and Ms Rose Salukatula, Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Defence, signed the MoU in Lusaka on 28 October, the British High Commission in Lusaka reports.


“I am delighted to sign this MOU today on behalf of the UK Government. This will help underpin our bilateral defence relationship and enhance cooperation in several areas,” Melbourne said. “In particular, the UK Government will support Zambia’s valuable peacekeeping efforts in the Central African Republic ahead of the deployment of the second Zambian battalion next year”.


The acting High Commissioner also thanked the Zambian government for accrediting Colonel Ian Mills as the United Kingdom’s Defence Attaché to Zambia at a ceremony presided over by the Deputy Minister of Defence Christopher Mulenga in Lusaka on 6 October 2015.

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7 octobre 2015 3 07 /10 /octobre /2015 16:30
photo New Zealand Defence Force

photo New Zealand Defence Force

6 oct. 2015 by New Zealand Defence Force


More than 100 New Zealand Defence Force personnel were deployed in late April alongside the Australian Defence Force to train Iraqi Security Forces so they can better counter the threat posed by ISIL (Dash) and deter its further advances. Task Group Taji, which is composed of New Zealand and Australian personnel, has trained 2100 Iraqi soldiers to date. The training covers weapons handling, combat first aid, live fire training and drills in complex warfighting environments (urban assault, counter-improvised explosive device, etc.)

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6 octobre 2015 2 06 /10 /octobre /2015 16:50
Norwegian Army has been receiving training equipment from Saab since 2003. Photo Saab AB

Norwegian Army has been receiving training equipment from Saab since 2003. Photo Saab AB


01 October 2015 Saab Press release


Defence and security company Saab has received an order from the Norwegian Defence Logistics Organisation (NDLO) to supply the Norwegian Combat Training Centre with advanced training and simulation systems, plus support. The order amounts to SEK141 million and delivery will be from 2016 to 2020.


Saab’s business unit Training and Simulation has supplied the Norwegian Army with training equipment since 2003. Today’s order is a continuation of the existing service contract but also includes an upgrade of the training facility. The Norwegian Army will be the first customer to receive Saab’s new generation sight simulator unit for vehicles, ensuring a more realistic training experience.


“NDLO is pleased to continue the good cooperation we have had with Saab for several years. This ensures access to advanced training for the Norwegian Army,” says Brigadier Bjarne Nermo, head of NDLO Land Systems Division.


“We are very happy to continue our long and close cooperation with the Norwegian Army. Together we will expand and improve the current training capabilities at the Norwegian Combat Training Centre,” says Dag Wikören, head of marketing and sales for Saab in Norway.


The Norwegian Combat Training Centre consists of a complete battalion-level training system for soldiers, vehicles, anti-tank weapons along with a first-class exercise control system.

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4 octobre 2015 7 04 /10 /octobre /2015 07:50
UK Reaper Training

October 03, 2015 by Think Defence

A couple of FOI requests that reveal the UK’s training regime for the Reaper.

US Training

UK Personnel stationed at Creech AFB

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3 octobre 2015 6 03 /10 /octobre /2015 12:45
Gabon: SGF peut (enfin) lancer sa mission de formation

01.10.2015 par Philippe Chapleau - Lignes de Défense

Après des mois d'incertitude politico-bancaire du côté gabonais, Sovereign Global France (SGF) démarre la préparation opérationnelle et la mise à niveau des 450 hommes du contingent gabonais pour la Mission Multidimensionnelle Intégrée des Nations-Unies pour la Stabilisation en République Centrafricaine (MINUSCA). Voir mon post d'octobre 2014 sur la signature de l'accord franco-gabonais ici.

Une équipe SGF dirigée par Jean-­Luc Cuny est présente à Libreville pour lancer le programme qui va mobiliser une vingtaine d'employés de l'ESSD française au Gabon, à Bangui et à New York.

En vue de la mise à niveau Onu du bataillon déployé au sein de la MINUSCA, SGF assurera : 
- pour fin 2015, l'instruction du personnel déployé en Centrafrique et la fourniture des équipements en soutien de l’homme ; 
- le suivi des inspections Onu en Centrafrique et l’assistance aux relations avec l’Onu à New York ;
- la préparation des relèves du bataillon prévues en 2016 et 2017.

Selon SGF, la société de Jérôme Paolini et Peer de Jong  appuiera également le ministère de la Défense gabonaise lors de "la perception des matériels livrés par les industriels français de la Défense: transports de troupe blindés Aravis (Nexter), véhicules et matériels roulants (Renault Truck Défense et Sofema), système de télécommunications (Thales)."

Reste Piriou. Le chantier de Concarneau a toujours sur les bras l'ex P400 La Tapageuse et attend de pouvoir le livrer à la marine gabonaise.

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17 septembre 2015 4 17 /09 /septembre /2015 17:50
EDA is recruiting Seconded National Experts


Brussels - 17 September, 2015 European Defence Agency


The European Defence Agency (EDA) is currently looking for Seconded National Experts (SNEs) with the following profiles: Project Officer Education, Training and Exercise, Project Officer Navigation and Air/Missile Defence, Project Officer Engage, Project Officer Land Programmes, Project Officer Communication and Information Systems, Project Officer Helicopter Training. Candidates must apply via the EDA website by 15 October 2015.


The Agency is an “outward-facing” organisation, constantly interacting with its shareholders, the participating Member States, as well as with a wide range of stakeholders. It works in an integrated way, with multi-disciplinary teams representing all the Agency’s functional areas, to realise its objectives including its annual Work Programme and its rolling three-year Work Plan. Its business processes are flexible and oriented towards achieving results. Staff at all levels need to demonstrate the corresponding qualities of flexibility, innovation, and team-working; to work effectively with shareholders and stakeholder groups, formal and informal; and to operate without the need for detailed direction.

The above mentioned positions are located in the three operational directorates of the Agency: Capability, Armament & TechnologyCooperation Planning & Support and European Synergies and Innovation. All positions are for Seconded National Experts (SNEs). SNE’s are persons employed by governments, ministries or governmental agencies of the participating Member States, who are seconded to the EDA so that it can use their expertise in a particular field. An SNE must be a national of one of the participating Member States. 


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12 mars 2015 4 12 /03 /mars /2015 08:30
photo Tsahal

photo Tsahal


March 11th, 2015 By IsraeliMoD - defencetalk.com


Imagine being in the heat of battle, you are exhausted, fatigued and running on adrenaline. A few seconds before a terrorist opens fire, you are told over the radio to take cover and prepare. This is the development of military-like “Google Glasses”, which will provide real-time information from combat soldiers in battle to their commanders.


The IDF continues to ambitiously develop and harness technology of the twenty first century with the goal of preventing harm to combat soldiers. The IDF’s Development Branch, which is in charge of the development of forthcoming technology in the military, has been at the forefront of technology like the IDF’s “Google Glass” and the use of applications. Recently, this branch has been inspired from previous operations to advance technology that provides real-time information on the battlefield in order to prevent harm to the soldiers.

 “After Operation Protective Edge, there became a greater understanding that mobility is a significant factor in combat,” said Capt. Rotem, Head of Development Branch. “One of the things we’re working on is a change in the perception of mobility within the development branch of the IDF. In the coming year we will learn how to develop and utilize Android apps, and enter the realm of multi-faceted technology”.


Soldier ready for battle

One of the more dynamic projects that the communications branch is developing a “Google Glass” for combat soldiers to wear. Soldiers will be able to provide real time information that will connect to command and control screens, where people manning the stand will able to assess a soldier’s situation on the battlefield. “Of course the goal is not to confuse, but to add information that can help fighters make correct decisions – to prevent firing at our forces for example,” said Capt. Rotem.

The “Google Glass” is being transformed into military technology that will eventually take a step further and be repurposed for many other vital uses such as transport, navigation and identification. These concepts will be introduced through the development of applications, that will connect commanders in the field with the general staff.

 “We have completed our first application that works on a mobile platform – mobile logistics transportation,” explained Capt. Rotem. “It displays a map on the screen, displaying the route they are taking to deliver logistics, trucks with weapons, etc. This enables the commanders to gather updates on the delivery during the fighting, when it will reach the area – and be able to control the means of transport.”


Real time combat

Applications developed, such as the logistics application, will form the basis for many others to be developed for use by the end of 2015. There is a wide range of ideas, both in combat and operational support; applications that can help fighters navigate the battlefield and identify goals, possibly identify and confirm dead soldiers under a biometric element.

The realization of greater mobility and real time interaction between combat soldiers and commanders has become the recent objective through development of technology. The progression of “Google Glass” like technology is the first step to bringing combat and operational units together, while also preventing harm to soldiers on the battlefield with last minute absolute decision making.

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5 mars 2015 4 05 /03 /mars /2015 08:35
RNZAF Ice Survival Training

4 mars 2015 NZ Defence Force


RNZAF survival instructors have been working closely with Antarctica New Zealand field trainers during a six day course.

The intense course gives Air Force crews hands on experience in Antarctica survival techniques.

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14 janvier 2015 3 14 /01 /janvier /2015 06:50
Netherlands to host first European UAV training facility


12 Jan 2015 By: Beth Stevenson - FG


The Netherlands and aerospace services company Strat Aero have signed a letter of intent for the establishment of an unmanned air vehicle training facility focused on the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper.

The non-binding LoI was agreed between the company and Innovation Quarter – the economic development agency for the Dutch region of West Holland – Strat Aero announced on 12 January.

The parties involved hope to establish what they tout as northern Europe’s first UAV pilot training base; a location for which would be provided by the government.


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12 janvier 2015 1 12 /01 /janvier /2015 12:20
Discovery Air Defence Services s'équipe en F-16


12.01.2015 par Philippe Chapleau - Lignes de Défense

La firme canadienne DADS, qui dispose actuellement de A4-N (10), d'Alpha Jet (16) et de IAI Westwind 1124 (ces derniers pour des missions de simulation et de guerre électronique), est bien décidée à devenir l'un des leaders mondiaux des CATS (Contracted Airborne Training Services).

Elle a acheté en 2014 six F-16 dont la livraison a commencé; elle a posé une option sur 19 autres appareils de ce type. La prochaine édition de Maple Flag, en mai, pourrait constituer leur première sortie officielle.

Sa maison-mère Discovery Air s'est également implantée aux USA, d'abord en créant Top Aces USA (du nom initial de la société canadienne rebaptisée DADS) puis en achetant la firme ATSI (Advanced Training Systems International) et ses 10 Skyhawk en décembre 2013, pour la somme de 6,8 millions de $. ATSI va être englobé dans Top Aces USA.

DADS, qui déploie actuellement sept Skyhawk en Allemagne après avoir évincé BAE Systems, espère pouvoir décrocher un contrat identique au Royaume-Uni.

DADS et Top Aces USA appartienent à Discovery Air (160 aéronefs et 850 employés). Ce groupe a été créé en 2004 et il regroupe 9 sociétés (dont une aux USA et une au Chili).


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9 janvier 2015 5 09 /01 /janvier /2015 12:20
Boeing Delivers F-22 Training Center with Advanced Visual System


Jan 8, 2015 ASDNews Source : The Boeing Company


Boeing [NYSE: BA] has improved the realism of ground-based F-22 Raptor training by delivering the first simulators for that aircraft with an immersive, 360-degree visual environment.


Two simulators were installed, each paired with the Constant Resolution Visual System (CRVS), Boeing’s patented display that provides high-resolution imagery for pilots to train with nearly 20/20 acuity.


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12 décembre 2014 5 12 /12 /décembre /2014 08:50
NATO School Oberammergau - Sur les bancs de l’OTAN


11/12/2014 Armée de Terre


Principal établissement d’enseignement opératif et tactique de l’OTAN, l’école d’Oberammergau, en Allemagne, dispense 80 % des cours au profit de l’Alliance. Elle offre un catalogue d’une centaine de formations par an, pour plus de 7 000 étudiants.


« Nous formons les gens pour travailler dans l’OTAN. Ce n’est pas une formation initiale, nos stagiaires sont des professionnels du milieu et nous les formons aux procédures "otaniennes". Ils ont tous un niveau équivalent dans leur domaine, mais une culture nationale très différente », garantit le lieutenant-colonel Philippe Grudet, directeur de département.


Prestataire de service, cette école internationale s’adapte avec souplesse aux besoins des 28 nations membres, mais aussi à ceux des pays partenaires.


Témoignages :

Capitaine Christophe, 28 ans de service, stagiaire.
« Depuis que je suis affecté en poste OTAN, c’est mon 3e stage à la NATO School. Il y a beaucoup d’intervenants qui viennent d’univers différents mais qui ont tous un haut niveau d’expertise. Quel que soit le cours, nous travaillons beaucoup en groupe multinationaux. Nous sommes tous d’origines diverses et avons une façon différente d’aborder les sujets. Fidèles aux fondements de l’OTAN, nous sommes toujours à la recherche du consensus pour présenter nos travaux. Je suis officier traitant au Joint Force Command à Brunssum, spécialisé dans l’information opérationnelle. Ce stage va me donner les connaissances suffisantes pour présenter la position de l’OTAN sur le sujet. C’est pour cette raison que mes chefs m’ont permis de saisir de cette opportunité. »

Lieutenant Caroline, 3 ans de service, stagiaire.
« Avec un master en langues étrangères appliquées, j’ai étudié le droit international et le droit des conflits armés. Depuis mon engagement en qualité d’officier sous-contrat spécialiste juriste, j’ai toujours voulu m’orienter vers les actions civilo-militaires. J’ai eu l’opportunité d’être projetée en Jordanie en 2013 dans cette fonction. Aujourd’hui,  je suis spécialiste dans l’influence militaire au centre de commandement et de projection des opérations au ministère de la Défense. Grâce à ce 3e stage dans le domaine, j’ai désormais une approche globale. Étant contractuelle et non insérée OTAN, j’ai un parcours atypique. J’ai la chance d’avoir un chef qui soutient la formation de ses cadres. Cette formation est indispensable pour être plus efficace dans notre travail quotidien. J’espère pouvoir suivre un dernier stage l’année prochaine pour parfaire mon expertise du domaine. »

Colonel Emmanuel, JFC Naples, intervenant.
« Je suis responsable de l’entraînement et des exercices au Joint Force Command à Naples, depuis un an. Nous montons des scénarios pour faire travailler les états-majors opératifs interarmées. J’interviens pour la seconde fois à la NATO School. Chaque entité otanienne doit contribuer à la formation des nouveaux arrivants, selon son expertise, sa disponibilité et sa nation d’origine. J’étais volontaire pour animer à cette session. C’est important de transmettre son expérience. La structure de l’OTAN est complexe car soumise à de nombreuses règles, et peut parfois impressionner les novices. Il faut avoir une bonne expérience des états-majors et être à l’aise avec les sujets conceptuels. Aujourd’hui je participe à la formation des militaires avec qui je travaillerai demain sur de nouveaux exercices. Je prépare mes futurs correspondants. C’est très valorisant de se retrouver de l’autre côté du pupitre, mais je garde la même émotion et la même fraîcheur que lorsque j’étais stagiaire. Je comprends leurs inquiétudes et leurs interrogations. Nous sommes une armée connectée aux autres. Nous partageons chaque jour nos procédures avec les alliés. J’occupe un poste très riche en échange. Un monde gravite autour du notre et je suis fier d’en faire partie. »


Les autres écoles de l’OTAN

Le collège de Défense de l’OTAN à Rome est le principal établissement d’enseignement de niveau stratégique. Il s’agit d’un centre d’études et de recherche dans le domaine de la sécurité transatlantique. Plusieurs milliers d’officiers supérieurs et de diplomates ont fréquenté le collège de Défense depuis sa création en 1951.
Spécialisée dans les systèmes d’information et de communication (SIC) de l’OTAN, l’école de Latina forme les membres de l’OTAN à la maintenance et l’exploitation des SIC de l’Alliance.

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10 décembre 2014 3 10 /12 /décembre /2014 08:20
Flight Ready: Next generation threat system


9 déc. 2014 NAVAIRSYSCOM


Train like you fight; fight like you train. The Next Generation Threat System is a highly advanced virtual training system offering Navy and Air Force pilots the ability to train in a mission setting. Learn how the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division is using constructive environments to enhance warfighter training and help aircrew prepare for combat.

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15 octobre 2014 3 15 /10 /octobre /2014 07:30
Le “Lavi”, tout dernier avion d’entraînement de Tsahal



Cette semaine, les capacités de l’Armée de l’Air israélienne ont été renforcées par l’arrivée du tout dernier avion d’entraînement “Lavi”. Cet avion, à la pointe de la technologie, a été choisi afin de permettre aux pilotes de recevoir une meilleure formation et d’être plus rapidement opérationnels pour rejoindre les escadrilles de Tsahal. Le commandant A., commandant adjoint de l’unité responsable de la formation des pilotes sur “Lavi”, explique quels sont les atouts considérables que cet avion apporte avec lui.


L’Armée de l’Air israélienne vient de recevoir les trois premiers exemplaires de son nouvel avion d’entraînement, le “Lavi”. Cet avion est destiné à la formation des pilotes à la sortie de l’Académie de Pilotage, afin de faciliter leur conversion sur les avions de chasse F-16i ou F-15.

Comme le confie le commandant A., qui est commandant adjoint de l’escadrille d’entraînement sur “Lavi”, “cet avion est une révolution pour l’Armée de l’Air israélienne. Ses caractéristiques en vol sont très proches de celles du F-16i et du F-15. Nous allons pouvoir montrer aux élèves les manoeuvres possibles sur leur futur appareil, et raccourcir ainsi leur temps de formation et d’adaptation.”

Et c’est un sujet sur lequel le commandant A. est expert. Avant de prendre ses fonctions en tant que commandant adjoint de l’escadrille de formation sur “Lavi”, il a lui-même piloté sur F-16i pendant 10 ans.

“Un pilote doit être polyvalent, toujours prêt à affronter n’importe quel imprévu, car toute mission en comporte”, explique t-il.

“Mon rôle en tant qu’instructeur sur “Lavi” est simple : transmettre tout mon savoir de pilote à mon élève afin de le rendre prêt à affronter toutes les situations : combat aérien, bombardement, escorte. Le “Lavi” est l’avion le plus polyvalent pour m’aider à remplir ce rôle,” continue le commandant A.

“Avec le “Lavi”, le temps d’entraînement va être réduit de moitié, ce qui va nous permettre d’avoir des pilotes opérationnels beaucoup plus rapidement qu’auparavant. Les capacités de cet avion font qu’aujourd’hui, l’Armée de l’Air se trouve en possession d’un des avions d’entraînements les plus avancés au monde. La qualité de nos pilotes qui sortiront de l’année de formation sur “Lavi” n’en sera qu’accrue,” conclue le commandant A.

Un simulateur sur mesure à la pointe de la technologie

Avec le “Lavi”, Tsahal a également reçu les nouveaux simulateurs de vol sur lesquels s’entraînent les pilotes. Les caractéristiques très poussées de l’avion ont mené à la création d’un simulateur unique en son genre.

Le sergent Liora, 20 ans, est instructrice sur simulateur du “Lavi”. Afin de pouvoir enseigner aux pilotes le fonctionnement de cet appareil, elle a choisi de servir 3 ans dans l’armée, au lieu des 2 ans obligatoires. “Notre travail exige une longue formation”, explique le sergent Liora. “Nous devons apprendre aux pilotes et à leurs instructeurs toutes les caractéristiques du Lavi : pendant 2 semaines, les pilotes suivent différents cours sur les particularités du Lavi, après quoi ils passent aux épreuves sur simulateur.”

Le simulateur du “Lavi” utilise les toutes dernières technologies de pointe en matière de logiciel et de matériel afin de reproduire exactement la façon dont l’avion se comporte en vol, tout en reproduisant les bruits environnants, comme celui des réacteurs et du vent.

“L’épreuve sur simulateur est l’étape-clé de la formation théorique, car c’est là que les pilotes vont tester ce qu’ils ont appris avant de voler sur le “Lavi”. Piloter un avion demande d’être minutieux et de pouvoir enregistrer un grand nombre d’informations pour prendre la bonne décision. Si nous enseignons mal le fonctionnement de l’avion, les conséquences en vol peuvent être extrêmement graves”, explique le sergent Liora.

“Nous sommes six instructrices dans le centre. Nous avons toutes passé un an à apprendre le pilotage du Lavi sur simulateur, ainsi que ses différentes caractéristiques. Nous éprouvons une grande fierté de pouvoir travailler ainsi avec les pilotes, et d’enseigner aux élèves toutes les compétences qu’ils utiliseront par la suite dans le cadre de leur mission : défendre l’État d’Israël.”

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9 octobre 2014 4 09 /10 /octobre /2014 18:20
Digital Range Training System


9 oct. 2014 Lockheed Martin


Lockheed Martin’s DRTS ranges enable the U.S. Army to conduct more realistic live fire training and accelerate learning. The first-ever Digital Air-Ground Integration Range integrates air and ground assets across a digitally powered range, providing higher-fidelity performance data so that soldiers receive more comprehensive feedback during training.

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8 octobre 2014 3 08 /10 /octobre /2014 16:35
photo Zen Technologies

photo Zen Technologies


Oct 7, 2014 ASDNews Source : Rockwell Collins


NEW DELHI, India (Oct. 7, 2014) - Rockwell Collins and Zen Technologies announced today that the two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding to combine their strengths in simulation and training to offer industry-leading, high fidelity solutions to Indian military customers.


Rockwell Collins, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with facilities in Hyderabad and near New Delhi, provides world-class aviation simulation and training products, systems and integration solutions. Zen Technologies, based in Hyderabad, India, specializes in supplying industry-leading ground military simulation and training solutions.


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29 septembre 2014 1 29 /09 /septembre /2014 11:50
Training facility - Military Operations Urban Terrain

19 sept. 2014  Saab AB


This is a video produced by Saab and the Swedish Army from the Swedish Land Warfare Centre. The video describes a new Combat Training Center from Saab.

STA MOUT (Training facility - Military Operations Urban Terrain) is a purpose built urban operations training area that contains a generic mix of building types and access roads/paths. Here training troops can train and experience the full spectrum of urban operations from peace keeping to all-out war with the support of personnel from the Land Warfare Centre. The area is made up of 42 buildings containing a total of 958 rooms. The whole complex is instrumented so the movement of troops and their status, together with the simulated effect of direct and indirect fires, can be monitored and recorded to facilitate post exercise After Action Reviews. STA MOUT is the largest of its kind in Sweden and can support up to company level collective training exercises. Instrumented training exercises are also supported by Saab Training & Simulation.

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18 juin 2014 3 18 /06 /juin /2014 16:35
Royal Brunei Air Force signs aviation training contract

18 June 2014 baesystems.com

Tamworth, NSW — BAE Systems will continue delivering military aviation training to the Royal Brunei Air Force (RBAirF), with the signing of a contract to train six students across three courses during 2014-15.


BAE Systems has been training RBAF pilots since 2009, when two students started basic flying training (BFT). The relationship has deepened, with the RBAF putting students through our other training packages, including basic helicopter, multi-engine and instructor training. During the past five years, RBAF students have graduated from 10 different military aviation courses offered at our Flight Training Tamworth academy in NSW.

The contract was signed on behalf of the RBAF by Air Force Deputy Commander Colonel Hamzah Sahat and the Commanding Officer 63 Sqn, Major Azmie Iskandar Ariffin, who visited Flight Training Tamworth, as well as the Company’s Williamtown, NSW, facility.

The RBAF is one of several international Defence force customers for BAE Systems’ military aviation training at Tamworth. The Company also provides air grading for the Republic of Singapore Air Force, CASA qualification training for the Republic of Singapore flying instructors and flight training for Papua New Guinea Defence Force pilots and flying instructors.

BAE Systems has also delivered flight screening and basic flight training services to the Australian Defence Force (ADF) at Flight Training Tamworth since 1992.

Building on this extensive training capability, BAE Systems has teamed with Beechcraft and CAE in a bid to deliver the Air 5428 project – the ADF’s new pilot training system.

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14 mai 2014 3 14 /05 /mai /2014 07:45
France to start training Libyan police in coming weeks


13 May 2014 defenceWeb


France said on Tuesday it would begin training Libyan policemen in the coming weeks, more than a year after pledging to do so as part of efforts to help restore security in the North African state.


Paris is worried by the situation in energy producer Libya which, more than two-and-a-half years after the fall of Muammar Gaddafi, is struggling to contain violence between militias and Islamist militants who are gaining ground in the south.


Paris agreed in February 2013 to initially train 1,000 Libyan police in counter-terrorism with another 1,500 after that, but, with Libya's parliament paralysed by rivalries and brigades of heavily armed former rebels, Western countries have been reluctant to interfere in the internal political situation.


"This training will start. We are examining the extra requests made by the Libyans," foreign ministry spokesman Romain Nadal told reporters. "It's a question of weeks."


French officials have said the training, which had been due to begin in March, had been delayed because Tripoli was not providing financial guarantees to pay for the mission. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said in April it could not start because there were not enough Libyan volunteers.


"They have requested more detailed and technical training in a number of fields and we are adjusting to that," Nadal said, without saying who would pay for the mission.


France also plans to deploy 3,000 troops, currently in Mali, across the Sahel region along the southern edge of the Sahara Desert, to fight Islamist militancy, including with a new base in northern Chad.


A French offensive last year ousted Islamist insurgents from northern Mali, scattering them across the region.


Militias and armed protesters have seized ports and oilfields over the last few months to press demands on the central government, squeezing state finances in a country where oil and gas exports are the overwhelming source of revenue.

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20 mars 2014 4 20 /03 /mars /2014 12:50
photo AgustaWestland

photo AgustaWestland



Mar 20, 2014 ASDNews Source : AgustaWestland, A Finmeccanica Company


AgustaWestland, a Finmeccanica company, and the Italian Air Force are pleased to announce the signing of a Letter of Intent aimed at further strengthening their already well-established cooperation through the future set up of joint training solutions. The announcement was made on the occasion of the official ceremony for the maiden flight of the first HH-101AHH-101A CAESAR helicopter for the Italian Air Force held at Yeovil plant, UK, today.


AgustaWestland and Italian AF Sign LOI for Training

The partners intend to co-develop new capabilities to meet the future rotary-wing training requirements by leveraging synergies between the AgustaWestland Training Organization based at its Frosinone plant, close to Rome, and the Italian Air Force 72nd Wing (72° Stormo). Through this mutually beneficial cooperation, AgustaWestland will further expand the level of service in the training sector to meet the evolving requirements of the customer, while the Italian Air Force will enhance the level of training for its personnel through an innovative, efficient strategy.


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18 mars 2014 2 18 /03 /mars /2014 12:30
New Training Center



19.02.2014 Shani Pomes - IAF


The Heavy Transport Division's new training center opens at the Nevatim airbase. The new center will train and instruct aircrews from the division, which is comprised of four different types of aircrafts and dozens of missions. The vision: a full squadron of heavy transport simulators


Nevatim airbase, located in the Negev, inaugurated a new training center for the IAF's Heavy Transport Division, which will be responsible for training from the basics to qualification maintenance.

The division currently consists of different squadrons: the "Hercules C-130" squadron, the "Boeing 707" squadron, the "Gulfstream" squadron and the soon-to-be operational "Hercules C-130J" squadron.

Yet, despite their numbers, until now there has not been a single body that concentrated the training and each squadron had to take care of its aircrews without professional assistance.

"The reason the Heavy Transport Division didn't have a training center until now was that the simulators were located abroad, outside of Israel", explains Colonel P', Head of the Training Department. "Over time, we realized that in order to operate with the correct training culture we were aiming for, we need to have a training center that would handle these issues".


"Pure training center"


The missions of the Heavy Transport Division are quite varied and as such, the new training center will have to provide an instructional, diverse and satisfactory response. To this end, a research and development section was established within the training center: a section comprised of non-commissioned officers and multimedia producers who will be responsible for the design of the training.

"Until the summer, the first aircrews will complete the construction of the work plan and starting in the summer, the center will begin working with a premade work plan. Every section of the division will start enjoying the achievements of the center and will take part in the training process", said Lieutenant Colonel Eitan, commander of the "Desert Giants" squadron which operates "Boeing 707". "This site is a pure training center, which will provide a solution to all relevant squadrons".


Coming Soon: A Training Squadron


The inauguration of the center is actually the first step among many in a long-term process of developing the instructional training in the Heavy Transport Division.

"This is only the beginning. We envision this center being part of a training squadron", adds Lieutenant Colonel Eitan.

"Even though, we currently don't have any simulators, this center is looking a few years ahead. I hope that in the future we'll see upgraded Hercules C-130 and Hercules C-130J simulators, maybe someday even a "Boeing 707" aerial refueling simulator", said Brigadier General Lihu Hacohen, commander of the Nevatim airbase. "At the end of the day, this professional training will put us, as a division, in a much better place".

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