VR Group will provide simulation training system for Hungarian L-39NG jets

The Czech airline Aero Vodochody has selected VR Group will provide a ground simulation training system for the Hungarian Air Force’s L-39NG trainer aircraft.

VR Group is a subsidiary of LOM PRAHA, which was established by the Czech Ministry of Defense (MoD).

The training system under this latest contract will be crucial for the introduction of the new L-39NG aircraft into the Hungarian Air Force’s training process.

This ground-based system will provide several simulation tools and equipment, including desktop computers, progression simulators and full-mission simulators, to familiarize and prepare student pilots to conduct tactical operations.

The simulator screen will have a nine-channel system, which will help project the image onto a spherical surface, with a horizontal range of 300° and a vertical range of 120°.

It will allow pilots to train in all weather conditions, day or night, using realistic night vision goggles.

VR Group Chairman of the Board, Vít Ryška, said: “Our main goal is to remove the boundary between simulation training and flying a real aircraft. We want to make the two phases as close as possible. »

The delivery of the training system is part of the support services associated with Aero Vodochody’s initial contract to deliver a total of 12 L-39NG general purpose jet trainers to the Hungarian Defense Forces.

Of the 12 aircraft, eight will be delivered in training configuration and four in reconnaissance configuration.

Delivery of the first aircraft is expected to take place by 2024.

Vít Pavelec, Senior Director of Solutions and Customer Support at Aero Vodochody, said: “In addition, the new L-39NG aircraft designed for large-scale training of modern Air Force pilots have recently received “full certification” and can be registered with customers worldwide without restrictions. ”

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