Thales and Inzpire have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see both companies working together to deliver mission training solutions for air forces around the world.
Thales has a wealth of experience in delivering and managing training services such as A400M and Voyager and engineering bespoke high fidelity training equipment such as full mission simulators. Our latest product offering targeted at collective training is the Thales Air Mission Trainer which is being demonstrated at Farnborough Air show.
The Thales Air Mission Trainer recreates the mission environment in high fidelity, enabling multiple crews to train together from multiple locations, bypassing the resource constraints of live flying. It can be tailored to a customer's operational requirements, assets, doctrine and partners, and be rapidly adaptable to different aircraft types, to optimize training effectiveness and costs.
Inzpire has decades of military experience and draws on this real-world experience in the delivery of products, services and training. For example the Inzpire team has over 130,000 hours of military fast-jet and combat helicopter experience and together more than 1000 years of military experience, brought from operations in Afghanistan, the Balkans, Libya and Iraq and beyond.
Customers will benefit through this agreement, by having the combined skills and expertise of each company delivering a world-class mission training capability. It will allow customers to address their training needs with a complete package, consisting of the training service and training equipment.
“Providing Air Forces and pilots with the highest quality collective training with an optimum solution is a key driver behind this developing relationship. Our combined capabilities of Inzpire’s collective training experience and Thales’s synthetic simulation expertise will ensure that we can deliver a world-class solution for our customers,” said Andrew Musgrave, Sales Director for training and simulation activities, Thales in the UK.
“Inzpire has been at the forefront of collective training in the synthetic environment for many years now. This partnering will allow us to focus on the international defence community,” said Chris Stevens, Sales and Marketing Director, Inzpire.
Thales is a global technology leader for the Aerospace, Transport, Defence and Security markets. With 62,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales reported sales of €14 billion in 2015. With over 22,000 engineers and researchers, Thales has a unique capability to design and deploy equipment, systems and services to meet the most complex security requirements. Its exceptional international footprint allows it to work closely with its customers all over the world.
As a pioneer in simulation technology, Thales provides the most advanced synthetic training in the most realistic environments. Thales offers a comprehensive range of solutions from individual and crew training, to full mission training solutions which include the infrastructure, instructors and logistic support services needed in operation. All training solutions are fully compatible with Thales-provided and third party networked synthetic training environments for large-scale distributed mission operations. For Fast jet training, Thales’s references include F- 16, Tornado GR4, Eurofighter (through a multi-national Joint Venture) and Rafale (in partnership with SOGITEC).
Inzpire, a trusted partner of the UK MOD, makes the world-leading GECO family of tablet-based Mission Systems that provide next generation capability for pilots and the dismounted soldier. The Company also delivers a full suite of training and consultancy services to improve performance, safety, value and efficiency, providing Helicopter, Fixed Wing and UAS Operational Training both in synthetic and live environments, as well as supporting UK Typhoon operations.