Polish Air Force deploys CAE 3000 Series SW-4 helicopter simulator


CAE has announced that its 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator (FFS) has entered service with the Polish Air Force.

The SW-4 helicopter simulator will be used as part of its modernised training programme for airforce cadets.

Located at the 41st Air Base School in Deblin, Poland, the SW-4 helicopter simulator includes the CAE True six degree-of-freedom (DOF) electric motion system and vibration platform that will replicate vibration cues critical to helicopter pilots, according to the company.

The simulator also features a high-fidelity CAE Medallion-6000 visual system, advanced computer-generated forces tactical environment, and a direct projection of 210° x 80° extreme field-of-view dome display system.

"Simulation-based training has proven its value as a safe and cost-effective means of pilot training that helps to significantly reduce incidents."

CAE Europe and Africa vice-president and general manager Marc-Olivier Sabourin said: "We are pleased to support the Polish Air Force with high-quality, high-fidelity simulation products such as the SW-4 helicopter simulator, and are confident this will contribute to world-class training for Polish Air Force helicopter pilots.

"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 aircrew for complex tactical and operational flying."

CAE 3000 Series SW-4 helicopter simulator’s open geospatial consortium common database (OGC CDB) architecture is an international standard for the creation of synthetic environment databases.

This common software and standardisation is expected to further improve interoperability across the Polish Armed Forces and is being deployed on the C295 and M-346 training systems that CAE is developing for the Polish Air Force, CAE stated.