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Bluedrop Performance Learning, and its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation, has announced that it will deliver another hoist mission training system (HMTS) to the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) at 19 Wing Comox, British Columbia, in addition to a similar CH-148 Cyclone simulator delivered to 12 Wing Shearwater, Nova Scotia, in July 2018.
The immersive virtual reality simulator will replicate the CH-149 Cormorant helicopter and be used for search-and-rescue (SAR) hoist procedure and mission training. The HMTS will improve hoisting skills in challenging mission scenarios, allowing trainees to practice critical skills in a safe, true-to-life environment.
The simulator provides high-fidelity cable behavior that responds to flight dynamics and operator inputs with accurate turbulent flow zone rendering and complex rescue coordination scenarios.
“Our HMTS is proving to be the standard for rear-crew training. We are so happy to be contributing to search and rescue operations training in Canada. Canadian SAR capabilities are a national asset and priority. Bluedrop values being able to improve operational readiness and mission effectiveness through improved training of these skilled operators in some of the harshest rescue environments,” said Jean-Claude Siew, vice president of technology and simulation.