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The Pilot Synthetic Training System (PSTS) for EUROFIGHTER pilots will be modernised and expanded by upgrading the two full mission simulators and cockpit trainers in Laage/Germany to meet the latest technical and tactical requirements. Alongside this, two additional full mission simulators will be provided, and ten cockpits in the full mission simulators and cockpit trainers will be exchanged at all German EUROFIGHTER Main Operating Bases.

Prime contractor Airbus Defence and Space has contracted simulation specialist Reiser Simulation und Training (RST) to supply the state-of-the-art cockpits. The contract covers the provision of the two cockpits to expand the training capacity from two to four simulators in Laage and the ten cockpits for the exchange at the German EUROFIGHTER bases in addition to those at the Airbus Central Integration Facility in Manching.

All cockpit replicas will be equipped with a full range of cockpit displays and control panels, including a newly developed fully functional head-up display (HUD). They will also include the RST g-seat motion cueing system, a simulated anti-g inflation system as well as an breathing air system. With the delivery of high-fidelity training systems now ordered, RST continues its long-standing cooperation in the EUROFIGHTER programme. In the last 15 years the company has developed more than 30 cockpits and delivered them to all Eurofighter user nations.

Gerhard Heiming