NSPA Aviation Support to the Germany Navy's Sea King Mk41 Flight Simulator

18 December 2015


NSPA has awarded a contract to CAE to carry out a major upgrade to the German Navy’s Sea King MK41 helicopter simulator located at the Nordholz Naval Airbase in the north of Germany.

Under the contract, the current Sea King Instrument Flight Rules training device, originally built by CAE in the mid-1970’s, will be upgraded to a full-mission simulator.  This will involve a range of modifications, including the addition of the latest-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator, enhanced synthetic and tactical environment simulation software, new vibration system, an improved instructor operator station, and a new brief/debrief station.  The upgrade will be completed in early 2017.

Ian Bell, CAE’s Vice President and General Manager for Europe/Middle East/Africa said “For over 40 years, CAE has had a great relationship with the German Navy on the Sea King training programme and we are pleased to be selected to continue our partnership with this major upgrade programme.  The operational requirements placed on the Sea King helicopter as it nears the end of its planned service life are driving the German Navy to increase the use of simulation as part of the training programme.  This simulator upgrade will enable significantly more simulation-based training for Sea King helicopter aircrews, including ship deck landing and night vision goggle training.”