CSTS Dinamika completes state testing of Ka-27M Integrated Training Complex
CSTS Dinamika has passed state testing of an integrated training complex (ITC) for the aircrews and technical personnel of the Ka‑27M anti-submarine warfare helicopter. The procedure was finalized with the approval board signing all the required State Testing Protocols for the entire Ka‑27M ITC and its components.
The ITC includes the following components:
Motion-base Ka‑27M Full Mission Simulator (Ka‑27M FMS);
Ka‑27M Procedures Trainer (Ka‑27M PT);
Computer-based Training (CBT) systems for the Ka‑27M aircrews and maintenance teams;
Naval Aviation Tactical Environment Simulation Module (TESM);
Flight Data Recording and Objective Control System (FDR-OCS).
The Ka‑27M ITC provides theoretical and practical training of the naval aviation aircrews and maintenance teams in a full range of their respective tasks. In addition, the complex can be used to check operational readiness of the helicopter personnel. Any of the ITC components can be manufactured and delivered as a standalone system.
The state testing procedure to confirm the ITC compliance with the approved specifications was performed by a team of seasoned pilots, navigators and engineers from the Chkalov Flight Testing Center.
"This R&D work has been an important milestone for our company", says Oleg Maksenkov, General Director for CSTS Dinamika. "The task was to master a series of very advanced technologies - both in hardware design and math modeling - and I think our engineers have been fully up to the challenge. For the first time in our history, we have built a military helicopter training complex a with a motion-base FMS. Not only does this capability add to the system's realism and fidelity, but it also enables a whole range of specific training tasks. Without any doubt, with this project we have acquired some new competencies that will help us raise our future projects to a much higher technological level".
According to Russia’s state arms procurement program, the existing Naval Aviation fleet is to be fully replaced with upgraded Ka‑27M helicopters. The current Ka‑27M anti-submarine warfare helicopter version features a state-of-the-art flight and navigation complex enabling the crews to process much larger volumes of data, which, of course, leads to higher requirements for all types of aircrew training, including simulator training.
Back in 2010, CSTS Dinamika pioneered in the Russian military S&T market with an innovative approach to the development of military flight training aids. What we proposed was a transfer from standalone simulator deliveries to the development of integrated training complexes that can comprise various combinations of CBT systems, simulators of varying complexity, simulated workstations for ground operators that may communicate with the crew during flight missions ‑ all operating in a virtual world created by a tactical environment simulation system. Since 2010 Dinamika has built such complexes for various fixed- and rotary-wing platforms (Ka‑52, Mi‑28N, Mi‑8AMTSh, Mi‑MTV‑5, MiG‑31BM and Su‑34). All of them are now successfully working in operative RF Airspace Force units.