Thales UK and Aeralis have entered into a Teaming Agreement to develop transformational AERALIS platforms.
The development from Thales will take place alongside AERALIS’ contract with the RAF’s Rapid Capabilities Office to deliver research & development of an Advanced Modular Aircraft system.
Aeralis is focusing on a UK-based development and production programme of a modular, and commercially driven aircraft system aimed at increasing capability whilst reducing through-life costs for customers. As they move to develop and certify a broad range of future aircraft systems to support the Royal Air Force’s ambition to rationalise its future fleet, they will be working in parallel with Thales in the UK to ensure that the training systems required to teach pilots to fly AERALIS will be ready in conjunction with the modular aircraft system.
AERALIS plans for its aircraft system to be offered as part of training solutions to customers across all aspects of both flying and operational training, and next-generation synthetic training devices and simulators will be a vital part of this process. With a well-established Training and Simulation division that designs and operates synthetic flight training simulators, such as those used at the RAF’s Voyager and Atlas training facilities at RAF Brize Norton, Thales in the UK will bring to bear many of its latest training solutions to complement the AERALIS system.
“We are therefore delighted to enter this further Teaming Agreement to realise our joint aspirations, which further support the Royal Air Force goals for their Project ASTRA journey towards a Next Generation Air Force,” Darryn (Daz) Rawlins OBE, Managing Director of Thales Training & Simulation, UK Domain.
With both parties working with the RAF’s Rapid Capabilities Office, Thales’ Synthetic Training Equipment and aircrew training systems will complement AERALIS’ development of its all-British modular aircraft system.