by Charlotte Roudovsky, Journalist and Head of Communications of France Security News.
Defence Conseil International (DCI), reference operator of the French Ministry of Defence for the transfer of French military know-how abroad, and VSM, expert in real time piloting simulation for airplanes and helicopters, are shedding light over their partnership to develop helicopter training and practice services. The two actors are hence meeting an important helicopter cargo crewmembers training need by implementing an innovative solution.
The training relies on an innovative and multipurpose simulator for hoisting and firing with a machine gun from a firing port along with a mobile cabin with a pool enabling a realistic practice for sea hoisting. Innovation lies at the heart of DCI trainings which include digitalisation and put new uses to work for the benefit of pedagogy for trainees. In addition to its effectiveness, this simulator can save substantial amounts when compared to helicopter flight. Thus crews have a practice tool tailored to their missions, in particular to SAR (search and rescue) and CSAR (combat search and rescue).