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Parachute flight simulator aids landing accuracy

The Parachute Flight Simulator in Pasir Ris Camp.
The Parachute Flight Simulator in Pasir Ris Camp.ST PHOTO: ALPHONSUS CHERN

The Singapore Armed Forces is leveraging technology to help soldiers train and operate better. Journalist Lim Min Zhang looks at some of the new initiatives.

Before a commando makes his first live parachute jump, he can now practise controlling his parachute to land accurately without having to go on a plane.

The Parachute Flight Simulator in Pasir Ris Camp has reduced the number of trainees who land out of the designated landing zones from a few cases each year to zero.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 02, 2018, with the headline 'Parachute flight simulator aids landing accuracy'. Print Edition | Subscribe