Helicopter Manoeuvring Instrumentation (HCMI)


On-board HCMI Module

Prescient developed and designed the Helicopter Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation (HCMI) System along the same technology application as that of the Air Combat Manoeuvring Instrumentation System. This new generation of instrumentation training system uses a network of standard aircraft data links, shared amongst all participants in an exercise, allowing for real-time seamless aerial combat training.

Our HCMI module is fitted with a data-link transceiver, a global positioning system receiver, data processing computers, an inertial reference unit and a removable data storage cartridge. Our HCMI module fits almost any modern helicopter, and can simulate threat signals, operations and tactics in flight.

Based on real-time simulation technologies and data link networking, the participants are able to share mission and tactical information during in-flight training. The data link technologies also allow for methodic reconstruction of the scenarios during after-action debrief or  on-the-fly.

HCMI System Key Features

  • Range-Less Air-to-Air  &  Air-to-Ground System
  • Simulation of  Air-to-Air  &  Air-to-Ground Manoeuvres
  • Unlimited Number of Participants in the Network
  • Training Not Restricted to Locations
  • Instrumented Airborne Armament
  • Non-Drop Bomb Scoring System
  • Real-Time Communications Relay
  • Real-Time Tactical Picture
  • Real-Time & Off-Line After-action review
  • Enactment of “What-if” Scenarios
  • Different Rotary-Wing Vehicles e.g.  AH-64D Apaches,  CH-47D Chinook helicopters

HCMI system Communications & Technologies

  • Navigation System: GPS-Aided Inertial
  • Uninterrupted TSPI
  • Digital Radio – Increased bandwidth, Extended Range, Improved Noise Immunity

Types of Training

  • Surface Surveillance Coordination
  • Strike and Interceptor Control (Assault Helicopters)
  • Search and Rescue Guidance
  • Enhance Operation Flight Performance
  • Improved safety: Simulation of  Threat Signals, Operations & Tactics in Flight
  • Emergency Training e.g. Rotor & Engine Performance Failure
  • Evaluate Trainees Countermeasures &  Evasive Actions During Simulated Missions
  • Full Reconstruction of Flight Training During Mission Debrief