Thales has delivered upgrades to the full flight and mission simulators (FFMS) AS532 Super-Puma (TH06) transport helicopters and multi-purpose twin-engined EC635 military helicopter of the Swiss Air Force.

The standardisation of the full flight and mission simulator AS532 Super-Puma included upgrading the avionics system, radio communications, digital map, foward-looking infrared imagery and the visualisation helmet. On the EC635 helicopter simulalor, upgrades mainly consisted of enhancements to the Instructor Operating Station (IOS). All of these updates and functional improvements were delivered to the Swiss Air Force, on schedule, in September 2017.

"We are very satisfied with the upgrades and new functionalities introduced by Thales to our full flight simulators," said Yanik Varley, program manager at armasuisse. "These upgrades are necessary to bring the simulators up to current standards, especially for the AS532 Super-Puma. Our pilots can now train in a virtual environment that matches the real helicopter that they are currently flying."