The Helicopter Aircrew Training System (HATS) capability acquired under Project JP 9000 Phase 7 provides an ab-initio rotary-wing training capability for Army and Navy, in support of the training needs for future Australian Defence Force (ADF) rotary-wing aircraft. The project is primed by Boeing Defence Australia, and Thales Australia is responsible for the delivery of the Synthetic Training element of the capability. The first HATS students commenced training in January 2018 at the Joint Helicopter School at HMAS Albatross.
This presentation will provide an overview of the capability delivered by Thales during the project. It will discuss some of the challenges delivering a a large training system as a coherent assembly of devices, training material and support elements, from early requirements phase through to delivery and verification.
About the Speakers
Mr Gabriel Gonzalez, Programme Manager, Thales Australia
Gabriel Gonzalez is a Programme Director with the Avionics division of Thales Australia, who has worked on the Thales HATS project during its Acquisition phase and now overseeing the transition to the Support Services phase. In this role he holds overall responsibility delivering the different Thales components - Training, Synthetic Devices, ICT, Support System & Services elements. Gabriel has been with Thales since 2010 and held project management roles across Simulation and Transport business units.
Mr Tim Ruppin, Senior Systems Engineer, Thales Australia
Tim Ruppin is a systems engineer with the Avionics division of Thales Australia, with 13 years of experiences as a software and systems engineer developing, integrating, testing and qualifying various flight simulators for civilian and Defence organisations.
Tim has worked on the Thales HATS project since the contract was awarded. In this role, he has held responsibilities for systems engineering activities associated with delivering 5 different types of synthetic training devices.
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