Mission Simulator

Defence written question – answered on 20th July 2001.

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Photo of Boris Johnson Boris Johnson Conservative, Henley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the software for the full mission simulator at Middle Wallop will be certified; and when he expects the Army Air Corps helicopter pilots will be training on the FMS.

Photo of Dr Lewis Moonie Dr Lewis Moonie Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

Software problems have delayed the availability of the Full Mission Simulator (FMS) for the UK WAH-64 Apache Attack helicopter. We currently expect the FMS to be available by May 2002, which will allow Army Air Corps pilots to begin training on it from June 2002.

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