Air Combat Training – Preparation for Real Combat Missions
For the success of missions and the protection of own pilots, Diehl Defence supplies not only the most modern guided missiles to arm fighter aircraft but also a high-quality equipment to prepare the crews optimally for real combat missions – the air combat training system FPR (Flight Profile Recorder).
All flight maneuvers and actions of the pilot are recorded in a so-called FPR pod. This special container attached to the wing of the fighter aircraft also offers the possibility of simulating the dropping and employment of various weapons. During debriefing at the ground station which is part of the system, the highly agile maneuvers and actions of the pilots involved can be viewed in a synthetic image from a variety of perspectives, and any faults can be pointed out and analyzed.
All FPR pods are interconnected via a data link within a radius of 60 NM (approx. 110 km) and exchange their positions 10 times per second. The advantages of the FPR system compared to aircraft onboard data recording are the high accuracy and the possibility to simulate weapon employment with different aircraft types in real time. The FPR is also the only AACMI (Autonomous Air Combat Maneuvering Instrumentation) system with collision warning to reduce the risk of accidents during training flight operations.
The FPR air combat training system has largely established itself in Europe as the NATO standard. The latest further development, COMTESS, supports the expansion of simulation functions toward an LVC training environment (Live-Virtual-Constructive) in which aircraft can compete in the air (Live) against flight simulators (Virtual) and computer-generated units (Constructive) and practice realistic scenarios.
The training system ATLan-AS (Training for land combat vehicles – Appended Training) turns any operational land combat system into a simulator. It is tailored to the requirements of modern land forces and provides optimum training for the soldiers, from gunnery training through combat training to mission preparation.
The ATLan technology has been designed for maximum flexibility, supports various platforms (battle tanks, armored infantry combat vehicles, anti-tank rocket systems) and can be adapted to the customer’s specific requirements.
The product portfolio also comprises an upgrade kit (ATLan-UK) for the modernization of existing simulation systems in use with the Austrian army.
Computer Based Training (CBT) und Web Based Training (WBT)
Operating modern and complex systems is increasingly demanding. Imparting this complexity and dealing with these systems are increasingly important. In the field of Computer-Aided Training and Remote Training (CAT), the preparation of interactive and multi-media learning and information programs for imparting knowledge is offered for a variety of subjects.
Besides classic computer-aided, technical and non-technical training programs with CD-ROMs, applications are developed for the Intra- and Internet as well – larger band-widths and new technologies allow development of more demanding applications via the web.
Experience and qualification are acquired in many different projects in the segments of conception, graphics/animation, simulation and programming.
A variety of multi-media, computer-aided training and learning programs is made available to the Bundeswehr, allied forces, public authorities, the defence and security industry as well as civil customers.