July 09, 2012 – Farnborough, UK (Techreleased) – Thales announces the acceptance by the French defence procurement agency (DGA) of the upgrade to the F3.2 standard of the first two Rafale simulator cabins at the simulation centre in Saint-Dizier. The Rafale Transformation Squadron in Saint-Dizier, which has a total of four cabins, provides training on the Rafale for French Air Force and Navy pilots, offering them a very high level of training in a complex tactical environment.
This upgrade will improve the instruction and training provided to prepare this squadron for the following missions of the Rafale F3:
- air-to-sea attack with the AM39 anti-ship missile
- reconnaissance with the Reco-NG pod
- air support with the Damocles laser targeting pod
- nuclear deterrence with the ASMP/A enhanced medium-range air-to-ground missile
The Rafale simulation centre in Landivisiau, which has two simulators, will be upgraded to the F3.2 standard in the summer of 2013.
As the European leader in simulation solutions for the Armed Forces, Thales has been developing training solutions for more than 50 years and offers a broad portfolio of systems from tactical trainers to high-fidelity simulators for numerous platforms. More than 160 military aircraft simulators in 30 countries rely on high-performance systems designed by Thales.