Lockheed Contracts CAE to develop C-130J Simulators

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Lockheed Contracts CAE to develop C-130J Simulators
C-130J full-mission simulator

Lockheed Martin has awarded CAE USA a subcontract to support the design, development and manufacture of three C-130J full-mission simulators for the United States Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).

Two of the simulators will be specifically for the MC-130J variant which is a multi-mission transport and special operations tanker operated by AFSOC.  The other simulator will be reconfigurable between the MC-130J and EC-130J, a variant used for information operations by AFSOC.

The MC/EC-130J full-mission simulators will recreate the sounds, motion, virtual environment and all other aircraft systems required to provide a realistic flight training environment.

These three MC/EC-130J simulators will be delivered to various air bases in 2023.

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