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ATAK Simulator Delivered to Land Forces Command

The simulator to be utilized for the training of pilots to fly the T129 ATAK Attack and Tactical Reconnaissance Helicopter was delivered to security forces

Issue 93 - July 2019

The ATAK Helicopter Full Mission Simulator developed by Havelsan within the scope of the procurement project of the Presidency of Defence Industries (SSB) was delivered to the Turkish Land Forces Command.

The Full Mission Simulator will contribute to ATAK Helicopter pilot training especially in adaptation, activation, emergency, shooting, combat preparation and maintenance training. Thanks to the simulator, ATAK Helicopter pilots and technicians will be able to safely and cost-effectively receive training on tactics, weapons, avionics systems, flight and fault conditions under any weather conditions , day or night. 

In addition to all kinds of flight training, the ATAK Helicopter Full Mission Simulator will also enable weapon systems and live-fire simulation training, while giving pilots the opportunity to engage in drills which normally require special shooting fields and incur high costs due to the high cost of the ammunition. 

Simulators Can be Exported Together with ATAK Helicopters

ATAK Helicopter simulators will also be compatible with S70 Blackhawk and AS532 Cougar Helicopter simulators delivered by Havelsan to the Land Forces Command within the scope of HELSİM Project and provide an opportunity to perform joint training.

Due to the pilot and gunner’s sitting position, one behind the other in the ATAK helicopter, the requirements of these two missions cannot be performed at the desired level in the same simulator. Therefore, two separate simulators are produced. These simulators can also be sold to other countries where ATAK helicopters are exported.

Satellite photographs and 3D modelling are utilized in the simulators. Every detail from electricity poles to terrain height is included in the system in a realistic way. Pilots will also be trained specifically on not getting caught in electrical wires as well as on engine failures, which are the two main reasons that cause helicopter accidents.