M60 TANK SIMULATOR
HAVELSAN AND ITS REMARKABLE HIGH TECHNOLOGIES DURING IDEF’21
HAVELSAN is founded in the year 1982 as a corporation owned by and affiliated to the Turkish Armed Forces Foundation. The company does not only develop and produce technology in defence, security and information sectors, along with high technology and software solutions developed in-house, but also combines its own solutions and products with the solutions and products of other firms included in its business ecosystem, thus being able to present end-to-end solutions to its customers.
One of the part of this huge exhibition was the M60 Tank Simulator, based on the RCM-C420 motion platform. HAVELSAN simulator, has been developed to provide individual, crew and unit training to tank personnel. The system is designed to be portable, eliminating the need for tank units and personnel stationed at different physical locations to gather in a center for training, and in such a way that trainer functions can be performed remotely when necessary.
The M60 Desktop Tank Simulator consists of three consoles designed separately for the commander, gunner and driver. The driver training unit is based on linear actuator’s technology used in RCM-C420 motion cockpit.
Users can receive individual training on consoles with pre-defined scenarios relating to their duties, crew training with the integrated/co-use of three consoles in the same scenario, and unit training with the integrated use of more than one Desktop Simulator. In the system, training can be done both with generic terrain models and with real maps and terrain models in line with user demands.
RCM-C420 (Reconfigurable Cockpit Module) is a modular and flexibly configurable training product dedicated for special applications. RCM is a part of the military equipment of the MIL Motion Systems series. By using a number of expansion accessories, including manipulators and dedicated peripherals, it is possible to quickly build function positions for ground, sea and aircraft systems operators. RCM design is based on RVCT requirements (Reconfigurable Virtual Collective Trainer) developed and described by US Military.