Eurofighter pilot training: Rheinmetall remains an indispensable partner at German airbases

Rheinmetall Defence announced on September 7 that it will continue to assist in training German Air Force Eurofighter pilots. Together with the companies CAE Elektronik GmbH and Cassidian, the Group has just been awarded a contract for the upkeep, maintenance and repair of the German Air Force’s Eurofighter fight simulators, extending longstanding, successful public-private cooperation in this field.

9th Sep 2011


Eurofighter pilot training: Rheinmetall remains an indispensable partner at German airbases


Rheinmetall Defence announced on September 7 that it will continue to assist in training German Air Force Eurofighter
pilots. Together with the companies CAE Elektronik GmbH and Cassidian, the Group
has just been awarded a contract for the upkeep, maintenance and repair of the
German Air Force’s Eurofighter fight simulators, extending longstanding, successful
public-private cooperation in this field.


Among other things, the order encompasses the upkeep, maintenance and repair of
a total of six Eurofighter flight simulators in Rostock-Laage, Neuburg an der Donau
and Nörvenich. In addition, Rheinmetall has been assigned responsibility for taking
care of the Eurofighter ASTA Database Preparation Facility (ADPF) in Büchel. Here,
the databases for all German Eurofighter flight simulators are centrally generated,
modified and prepared for use at the training facilities.


In order to execute this upkeep, maintenance and repair contract, Rheinmetall will be
assigning system specialists to the three airbases mentioned above. They have the
knowledge and experience necessary for keeping the flight simulators up and
running, ensuring that German Air Force pilots have uninterrupted access to this
valuable training resource.


Furthermore, Rheinmetall will be supplying a new type of software system to support
training and maintenance operations. In future it will assist training and maintenance
crews in carrying out daily operational tasks as well as supporting configuration
management and processing logistical flows.


Rheinmetall and CAE Elektronik GmbH will share responsibility for looking after and
maintaining the simulators, while Cassidian will concentrate on preparing and
conducting simulator training operations.


Rheinmetall has helped to take care of Germany’s Eurofighter training facilities ever
since 2004. The new contract runs until 2015, underscoring once again the German
government’s confidence in Rheinmetall’s expertise in defence, aviation and
simulation technology.
 

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