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Chinese firm Ehang announced that it has achieved a series of manned flight tests carrying one and two passengers, including its CEO and government officials.

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Flight research and simulation facility

Greg Combet, Minister for Defence Personnel, Materiel and Science, has opened a A$1.7 million upgrade of the Australian Defence Force’s (ADF) flight simulation research facility at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO), which will provide crucial support for future military aircraft.

“The Air Operations Simulation Centre in Melbourne is a unique Australian research facility, capable of accurately simulating the full scope of flight operations and combat scenarios for a variety of military aircraft,” Combet said. “The facility is designed to introduce a far more realistic and immersive experience for pilots and operators, and allows Defence to test-drive aircraft and tactics without leaving the ground.

“By recreating real-life situations in a virtual environment, this facility allows air combat operations to be rehearsed and evaluated at a significantly reduced cost and without putting ADF personnel in harm's way,” Combet concluded.
 


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