Export opportunity emerged from simulator developed for F16


At HAVELSAN, these activities are carried out under the Deputy General Manager of Simulation, Autonomous and Platform Management Technologies. Speaking to Anadolu Agency (AA), Jet Aircraft Systems Program Manager Koray Uyar said that with the F16 Simulator Procurement Project, they assume responsibility as the biggest supporter of the Air Force Command on F16 simulators.

Indicating that in the first phase of the project, pilots delivered full mission simulators and weapon tactical trainers for combat preparation training, Uyar said that within this scope, 6 full mission simulators and 20 weapon tactical trainers in 6 different main jet base commanders provided the Air Force with a unique simulator infrastructure in the world.

Uyar explained that by enabling these simulators to be connected to each other, they created an infrastructure for the realization of large and comprehensive exercises in a simulation environment without giving any tactical picture to the outside.

Stating that they developed training solutions for aircraft maintenance technicians in the second phase of the project, Uyar said:

“F16 aircraft of the Air Force and one of Turkey’s largest kicker and defense forces. Always trained our Thus, the pilot of our being experienced and aircraft continuously need to be active state kept. In case of failure of the second phase of the project into operation detected the fault as soon as our plane We have developed the necessary educational infrastructure to bring

In this context, we provide a training device for our aircraft maintenance technicians to detect and fix a malfunction in the aircraft as soon as possible. When our pilots encounter a malfunction during their flight, they deliver the plane to the aircraft maintenance technicians together with the preliminary information of the malfunction. From that moment on, aircraft maintenance technicians are expected to identify and fix the fault as soon as possible. The Troubleshooting Training Simulator was developed for this purpose. We developed this simulator by working with HAVELSAN engineers and aircraft maintenance technicians of the Air Force Command, who have the most important information about the malfunctions of F16 aircraft. “

Like in real plane …

Pointing out that the F16 has a large number of malfunction origins due to its very complexity, Uyar said that it can take a very long time for the aircraft maintenance technician to determine where the fault is actually caused when a fault is reported to him.

Noting that they developed the simulator with the aircraft maintenance training teachers working at the F16 Technical Training Center under the Apocalypse Airfield Command, Uyar said, “Among the F16 failures, we developed the most encountered and difficult to detect failures by working with aircraft maintenance technicians. is simulated. ” said.

Uyar, who explained that with the simulator, provided a new opportunity for the training of aircraft maintenance technicians to the Air Force Command, gave the following information about the use of the simulator:

“Our aircraft maintenance technician sits in the cockpit just like in the real environment, performs some tests in the cockpit, makes some predictions about the origin of the fault according to the results and signs he gets on the screens. Then he reviews the F16 technical orders and makes the first determination of the origin of the fault. Most of the time it is real. Additional measurements must be taken on the aircraft and some parts need to be disassembled for this purpose.We help our aircraft maintenance technician students to disassemble and install the desired devices on large touch screens on a 3D modeled plane, as in the real plane, and to take measurements from those points in a virtual environment. As a result, if there is a problem in the cabling, the wiring repair is carried out, if there is a problem in the devices, the devices are replaced with a new one. They run the solution and make sure that the fault is fixed. “

Also offered to the aircraft manufacturer

Koray Uyar stated that the development of the simulator is in the final stage and they are planning to deliver it to the Air Force Command by the end of this year.

Emphasizing that they developed the simulator completely with domestic and national resources without the need for any aircraft manufacturer or external source, Uyar said, “We are planning to not only deliver this simulator to the Air Force, but also to sell it to many F16 users around the world. Our work on this issue continues.” he spoke.

Until now, simulators have always been developed for pilots, but the maintenance concept has emerged as important, Uyar said:

“When we realized the troubleshooting training simulator within the scope of F16, we also reviewed other maintenance trainers in the world market and we saw that there is no troubleshooting training simulator prepared in this depth and detail. Therefore, we are now in contact with the manufacturer of the aircraft, and the countries where the aircraft is sold, through them, this troubleshooting training is provided. We consider that the simulator can be delivered. “