Helicopter Pilots to Join Air Combat Training

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A Screenshot from the "Ehud" Air Combat Maneuvering System (ACMI)

IAI is extending the functionality of its Ehud Air Combat Maneuvering System (ACMI) with the introduction of new training pods designed for combat and assault helicopters. The new pod designated THRUST is modeled like a Hellfire missile, and is carried on AH-64 Apache gunships on standard weapon stations. A strap-down configuration is used for UH-60 or Mi-17 installation. Interfacing with the helicopter’s avionics, THRUST injects threats and simulates effects during flight; it also establishes a training network common to all the training participants – other helicopters, fighters, air defense systems and ground controllers, enabling realistic aerial training and debriefing for combined combat forces.

A Screenshot from the "Ehud" Air Combat Maneuvering System (ACMI)