Virtual pilot training provider Vrgineers has donated a portable trainer to the Ukrainian Air Force.
The company, which has offices in the United States and Czech Republic, said the equipment would be used to help with securing airspace and training tactics with mission rehearsal.
Vrgineers develops next-generation virtual and mixed reality pilot training systems for both professional and military clients.
‘Significantly reduced costs’
“Vrgineers can deliver modern pilot training solutions that offer highly effective training techniques at significantly reduced costs compared to traditional dome simulators, ” says Marek Polčák, Vrgineers CEO.
The provider said their devices can speed up the training of jet fighter and helicopter pilots, while simultaneously reducing associated costs when transitioning from eastern platforms to modern, western platforms.
Transitioning from east to west
The demand to modernise is particularly necessary in countries and air forces that have been dependent on eastern training methods and devices, such as Ukraine.
Russian manufacturers have discontinued the supply of spare parts, forcing several rescue and transport aircraft to be grounded all over Europe, based on EASA regulations.
Vrgineers trainer simulators are developed in close cooperation with the US Airforce and US Navy as a part of the SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) programme.