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.