The Royal Australian Navy has taken delivery of three Ryan Aerospace Australia HELIMOD Mark III virtual reality helicopter simulators.
The simulators were formally accepted at HMAS Albatross on November 1 by the Deputy Commander of the Fleet Air Arm, CAPT Grant O’Loughlan. The simulators will be used by the RAN’s Naval Aviation Prospects Scheme as an engagement tool to attract aspiring aircrew.
We are “delighted to partner with the Navy to develop a bespoke system in conjunction with the highly popular HELIMOD Mark III product launched earlier this year,” Managing Director of Ryan Aerospace, Chris Ryan said in a statement.
The simulators were delivered with a PC and monitor with integrated cabling and head-tracking sensors which allow spectators to see on a display screen what the pilot is seeing in the VR goggles.
Ryan Aerospace Australia was established in 2005 and specialises in the design, manufacture and support of helicopter flight simulators for civil, military and emergency applications.