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14 March 2016

New high G-force training service for the UK MOD

Thales and AMST are working together to deliver a new high G-force training service for fast-jet pilots. The service, being developed at RAF Cranwell, will improve pilot safety and offer a cost-effective training solution.

Latest generation fighter aircraft are capable of performing advanced manoeuvres with rapid, multi-axes motions. This delivers significant advantage and superiority in the air, but exposes pilots to new combinations of high acceleration and rotational motion. Being able to manage the resulting level of G-force is critical to pilot safety.

Thales has significant experience in designing and delivering complex managed training services, including the RAF’s A400M Atlas, Tornado GR4 and A330 Voyager. As prime contractor, Thales will provide the design, build and operation of the training service which is set to open in 2018.


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“Our pilots receive some of the best and most advanced training, and its constant evolution, such as this G-force training, ensures it remains world-class”, said Philip Dunne, Defence Minister.

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