DIGINEXT has been awarded by the French MOD for the supply of the Virtual Maintenance Trainer for the new version of the Cougar Helicopter on operations in the French Army. Virtual Maintenance Training (VMT) provides a cost-effective solution for learning and practicing maintenance operations without the necessity to use the real equipment. As a consequence, VMT accelerates the training process significantly and reduce the risk of damages. This contract includes the delivery of a full classroom compounded of twelve (12) trainee workstations, one (1) instructor workstation and one (1) 3D cockpit representative of Cougar helicopter. The VMT will be based on a state-of-the-art high-fidelity 3D model of Modernised Cougar helicopter for components location and will answer to the following training objectives :
- Tools and ground services identification,
- Maintenance procedures follow-up,
- Application of diagnostic actions and trouble shooting. The key advantages of the solution proposed by DIGINEXT are on one hand its design that enables to easily customized the VMT for another helicopter from the same family (such as Caracal or Super Puma) and on the other hand its authoring tool that offers to instructor an easy way to create new training scenarios. The VMT solution is based on the product Inscape that is used to create these training scenarios, to visualise virtual cockpit/machine and to control the different touchable surfaces representing the different cockpit equipments.