The Finnish Defence Forces and Patria signed a procurement contract for the implementation of the Hawk Full Mission Simulator (FMS). The simulator will be delivered to the Finnish Air Force in 2026 for pilot training use and will be an integral part of the Hawk’s type training phase as well as tactical training phase.
The Hawk FMS will be networked as a part of the Finnish Air Force’s Hawk LVC (Live Virtual Constructive) training environment implemented by Patria in which Live means that the training is done on the actual aircraft. ‘Virtual’ involves the integration of simulators with the same training environment. ‘Constructive’ brings a third dimension to the training when computers generate key actors in the scenario being rehearsed, which proactively adjust their behavior in line with programmed models or artificial intelligence.
Patria has long experience and extensive expertise in implementing various simulators and training systems to meet the needs of defence forces. Patria has already delivered Hawk simulators networked to LVC (Hawk Part Task Trainer, Hawk Mission Trainer) to the Finnish Air Force. The new simulator will partially utilize the technology solutions implemented in these previously delivered simulators, but the accuracy and realism of the system modeling will be significantly higher than in previous military pilot training simulators.