• 01-14-2020

CSTS Dinamika builds first Mi-26 ITC

CSTS Dinamika has completed state testing of an Integrated Training Complex (ITC) for the RF AF flight and maintenance personnel operating the Mi-26 heavy transport helicopter.

The new ITC was built within the framework of a large-scale R&D effort conducted to develop and implement advanced flight simulation technologies for a new generation of Technical Training Aids (TTA). The ITC's key components enjoy enhanced training capabilities made possible by the use of cutting-edge solutions and technologies including verified high-fidelity math models to represent aircraft dynamics, state-of-the-art motion systems, visual systems delivering unprecedented image quality, high-performance structures made with composite materials, virtual reality technologies, etc,

The ITC delivers the following training tasks:

  • theoretical and practical training for flight and maintenance crew;

  • flight crew simulator training;

  • proficiency evaluations to verify operational readiness of the Mi-26 personnel.

The ITC includes the following components:

  • motion-base Mi-26 Full Mission Simulator (Mi-26 FMS);

  • computer-based training (CBT) systems for flight and maintenance personnel;

  • flight data recording and objective control system (FDR-OCS).

Among its many training capabilities, the Mi-26 FMS features an external load operator trainer, a very important option because sling load missions present a much more complex task than cabin cargo transportation and require more precise piloting techniques.

State testing of the Mi-26 ITC to confirm its compliance with design specifications was conducted by seasoned pilots, navigators and engineers from the Chkalov State Testing Center. On completion of the testing procedure, the approval board signed all the required state testing protocols for the ITC and its components, which can also be operated as standalone devices.

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 installations to the development of integrated training complexes that can comprise various combinations of CBT systems, simulators of varying complexity levels, 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.

In 2010-2018 Dinamika built such complexes with fixed-base FMS for multiple helicopters and airplanes (Ka-52, Mi-28N, Mi-8AMTSh, Mi-8MTV-5, Mi-17V-5, Mi-171Sh, Il-78M, MiG-31BM, Su-30SM and Su-34). Dinamika's first ITC with a motion-base simulator dates back to 2018, when a complex like that was built for the personnel of the RF Navy Ka-27M helicopters.
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