India intends to procure one full mission simulator for the upgraded AN-32 aircraft. According to the Ministry of Defense, “the full mission simulator is intended to be used for flying and mission training of pilots, navigator and flight engineers on all roles of the upgraded An-32 RE aircraft.”
IAF had signed a contract with Ukraine’s Spets Techno Export for upgrading the An-32 RE aircraft. The Ministry of Defense says, “The design and development has been carried out by Antonov Design Bureau and series production of the aircraft is being executed by IAF.” The simulator for medium transport aircraft is likely to be delivered by years 2018.
On July 22, an upgraded An-32 aircraft went missing in the Bay of Bengal. Even after a month, Indian defense forces have been unable to find any debris.
India is at different stages of acquiring full mission simulators for Su-30 and Mirage 2000 Upgraded Aircraft as well.