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CAE Wins $200 Million to Provide C-130H Aircrew Training Services to USAF
C-130H Full-mission simulator (Image: CAE)

CAE has won a $200 million United States Air Force (USAF) contract to provide comprehensive C-130H aircrew training services.

The eight-year contract, awarded as a three-month transition effective October 1, 2018 with a one-year base period and seven additional option periods, the company said in a statement Wednesday.

The formal training unit for US Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard C-130H training is based at Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB) in Arkansas. Training under the C-130H Aircrew Training System (ATS) program is also provided at Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia; McChord AFB, Washington; Minneapolis Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Minnesota; and Cannon AFB, New Mexico.

CAE USA will be the C-130H ATS prime contractor responsible for providing classroom and simulator instruction, training device modifications and upgrades, systems engineering support, program management and contractor logistics support.

CAE USA will also manage the C-130H Training Systems Support Center (TSSC) located at Little Rock AFB. Currently there are 11 C-130H full-mission simulators and more than 50 additional aircrew training devices used as part of the C-130H ATS program.

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