IAF required full-mission simulators for An-32 RE

Issue: 2 / 2015 By SP's Special Correspondent January 28, 2015 Photo(s): By DRDO

The Indian Air Force has announced its intention to procure two full mission simulators for the upgraded AN-32 RE aircraft. The full mission simulator is intended to be used for flying and mission training of pilots on all roles of the upgraded AN-32 RE aircraft. The Full Mission Simulator (FMS) will be required to faithfully simulate the cockpit and all characteristics of the upgraded AN-32 RE aircraft, in all its role, to ‘Zero Flight Hour Standard’ (Level-D). The IAF has specified that interested vendors will need to interact with M/s Spets Techo Export of Ukraine (the firm upgrading the IAF An-32 fleet) and the designer of the aircraft Antonov Design Bureau to ascertain and obtain the required details and data for the flying characteristics of AN-32 RE aircraft. A suitable MoU/back to back contract may need to be drawn with these companies for execution of the task, the IAF has stated. The simulator should be certified and acceptance of the simulator by IAF will be based on qualification and acceptance of the simulator by the OEM of the upgraded aircraft, which will need to be arranged by the vendor. A detailed plan, technical capabilities, specifications and arrangement for establishing the FMS for the An-32 RE aircraft will need to be provided in the response from interested vendors.