The Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has unveiled its new Su-30MKM simulator centre for jet fighter operations training at its base in Gong Kedak, Malaysia, defence minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi has said.

“It is unique, as the training mission can be conducted using more than one simulated aircraft simultaneously, thereby effectively imitating an actual environment,” he added.

The simulator centre, developed by HeiTech Padu Berhad, consists of two sets of dual-seater high fidelity Sukhoi Su-30MKMA simulator systems.

The system is capable of training RMAF pilots, weapons sensor officers and ground crew with high-level fidelity in simulating an aircraft flight model.

The new technology will also enhance the RMAF’s credibility as an advanced air force in the region, according to the Star.