CAE has won multiple defense contracts that include MH-60R maintenance and rear-crew trainers for Royal Australian Navy, two UH-72A Lakota FTDs for US Army, two full-mission simulators for undisclosed customer in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region.
CAE today announced that the defense contracts are valued at more than C$150 million (US $117 million) to provide simulation products as well as training services for global military customers.
The value of this announcement includes an order for two P-8A operational flight trainers for the US Navy, which was communicated to trade media on June 29, 2015.
"These additional contracts we are announcing today are all related to the extended use of simulation-based training as part of these programs, further demonstrating that global defense forces are increasingly adopting synthetic training for more of their training requirements," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE's Group President, Defense & Security.
CAE was awarded a contract to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer (CMT) as well as procure an MH-60R rear crew trainer (RCT) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program.
CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and development of the MH-60R CMT that will be delivered in 2017 to HMAS Albatross, located near Nowra in New South Wales. CAE USA will also procure a commercial-off-the-shelf MH-60R RCT from Australia-based Virtual Simulation Systems and have responsibility for delivery and installation at HMAS Albatross. CAE has already delivered one MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer (TOFT) and one MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer/weapons load trainer to the RAN, and will deliver a second MH-60R TOFT in 2016.
The MH-60R CMT will be a modified MH-60R helicopter specifically designed to provide mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems training to RAN MH-60R aircraft maintenance personnel. The MH-60R CMT will include a suite of instructor-controlled malfunctions that facilitate training in fault isolation and removal/replacement of aircraft components.
The MH-60R RCT will be a modified aircraft mock-up that features a module for training hoist operations as well as two weapons modules for training MH-60R door gunnery operations.
CAE was awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space to manufacture two additional UH-72A Lakota flight training devices (FTDs). These UH-72A FTDs, the seventh and eight being produced by CAE for the US Army, will be delivered to Fort Rucker, Alabama during the spring of 2016. These training devices, which are Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Level 6-capable FTDs that feature an aircraft-specific cockpit with the fidelity and performance of a full-flight simulator without the motion, will support rotary wing pilot training at the US Army's Aviation Center of Excellence (USAACE).
The CAE-built UH-72A FTDs feature a vibration platform and a wide 200-degree by 70-degree field-of-view display system driven by the next-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator to immerse pilots in a high-fidelity synthetic training environment. The UH-72A FTDs for the US Army are also fielded with the CAE-developed Common Database (CDB), enhancing the Army's ability to leverage existing US Government-owned databases to support their helicopter training requirements.
CAE has been awarded a contract to provide two full-mission simulators for an undisclosed customer in the Europe/Middle East/Africa region.
CAE will develop four P-8A operational flight trainers for US Navy and Royal Australian Air Force. Boeing has awarded the contract to develop simulator hardware for Poseidon operational flight trainers (OFTs), CAE said in a statement
The Royal Brunei Air Force is using a CAE-built PC-7 flight training device to improve pilot selection and screening. The device is installed at the CAE Bruneis Multi-Purpose Training Centre,
CAE announced today that it has won the contract from Italian Directorate for Air Armaments and Airworthiness (DAAA) to develop and deliver upgrades and enhancements to a Predator Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Mission Trainer for the Italian Air Force. CAE and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) intend to co-develop a high fidelity UAS Mission Trainer specifically representing the Italian Air Force's Predator(R) A and Predator B/MQ-9, manufactured by GA-ASI
CAE announced Thursday that it has won a contract from the US army to provide initial and recurrent training for more than 600 US Army and US Air Force fixed-wing pilots annually. The total value of the contract over the next eight years is expected to be approximately US$200 million
CAE announced on Wednesday that it has won a contract from AgustaWestland to support the UK Ministry of Defence's Merlin Life Sustainment Programme. The contract signed in CAE's fourth quarter of fiscal year 2015 and included in the value of contracts announced on April 8, 2015
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