At the MSPO International Defence Industry Exhibition, CAE announced that the Polish Air Force selected the CAE 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator.

The helicopter simulator will be installed at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin, Poland. The Polish Air Force will integrate it as part of their training program for air force cadets.

“We are pleased to support the Polish Air Force with high-quality, high-fidelity simulation products such as the SW-4 helicopter simulator,” said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, CAE Vice President and General Manager, Europe/Africa. “Simulation-based training has proven its value as a safe and cost-effective means of pilot training that helps to significantly reduce incidents while better preparing aircrews for complex tactical and operational flying.”

The SW-4 was developed in Poland by PZL-Swidnik as a multi-purpose light helicopter, used by the Polish Air Force for advanced pilot training and other utility missions. As for the CAE 3000 Series SW-4 helicopter simulator, it seeks to recreate the motion and control as accurately as possible.

It includes the CAE True six degree-of-freedom (DOF) electric motion system and a high-performance vibration platform to replicate vibration cues critical to helicopter pilots, as well as the high-fidelity CAE Medallion-6000 visual system, state-of-the-art computer-generated forces tactical environment, and a direct projection 210 degree by 80 degree extreme field-of-view dome display system.

The SW-4 simulator also features the Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database (OGC CDB) architecture, an international standard for the creation of synthetic environment databases. This common software and standardization, which is also being deployed on the C295 and M-346 training systems that CAE is developing for the Polish Air Force, will further enhance interoperability across the Polish Armed Forces.