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Simulator training in Sweden

Text: HDF General Staff | Photo: HDF General Staff |  14:08 March 16, 2023

Nominated aircrews and intelligence personnel of the HDF 101st Aviation Wing and fighter controllers of the HDF Air Operations Command and Control Centre are participating in their annual tactical simulator training in Sweden. During his visit to Sweden, Minister of Defence of Hungary Kristóf Szalay-Bobrovniczky also viewed the ongoing training program.


During the training hosted by the Stockholm-based Air Force Combat Simulation Centre (FLSC) of the Swedish Ministry of Defence, aircrews and fighter controllers learn the basics of the beyond visual range (BVR) air combat elements and tactics, and practice the conduct of composite air operations by task forces made up of dissimilar aircraft flying different missions. The training is running by NATO STANAG and is made more realistic with up-to-date information and analyses contributed by intelligence officers.

Following a given mission, all details and phases of the operations can be replayed in 3D in the After Action Review facilities, which reveals what went wrong during the mission down to minute details.

The one-week training enables the personnel to develop skills in executing tactical elements that cannot be practiced while flying live missions in peacetime because the air traffic rules and the security procedures limit the maneuvers of combat aircraft as well as the use of their offensive and self-protection systems. The advanced computer system provides an objective framework for the analysis of the efficiency of simulated weapon deliveries or the protection against them.