Hoist Mission Training System
Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS)

Fully immersive virtual training device for mission-specific external load hoisting operations.


The Hoist Mission Training System (HMTS) provides learners with a safe, true-to-life environment to practice mission-critical skills. Trainees practice rescue and hoisting operations in challenging scenarios with realistic cable behavior that responds to flight dynamics and operator inputs.

Trainees can work with various procedures such as fast roping, hoist and defense operations, virtual replenishment and search and rescue (SAR). The simulation covers training in all terrain types, including sea, coast, cliff face and heavily wooded areas.

Key Training Outcome: Advanced proficiency and readiness in crew-centric mission-relevant contexts that could only be trained by practicing the skills in a safe and cost-effective training environment before performing in a live aircraft.

The HMTS provides crews with the ability to practice:

  • Advanced live cable management
  • Crew communication
  • Mission rehearsal
  • Physics of sling loads
  • Seamless integration with variety of flight training devices
  • Night environmental conditions with simulated Night Vision Goggles (NVG)
  • Configurable to any fuselage type
  • On-the-fly mission changes
  • Basic and advanced training for all levels of crew readiness
  • Hoist malfunctions and emergencies
  • Extendable to include weapon handling

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The HMTS can connect to front-end flight simulators and gunnery trainers for collective crew training.

Train for missions, dangerous operations, malfunctions, and emergencies in a fully immersive and safe training environment.