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CAE gets new contracts for aircraft simulation training systems
by Richard Tomkins
Montreal (UPI) Sep 24, 2014

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Simulation training systems and services are to be provided to the U.S. and Canadian militaries by CAE under a series of contracts, the company announced.

The awards carry a combined total of about $104 million.

"CAE is a skilled and capable training systems integrator that offers defense and security forces around the world a comprehensive portfolio of training centers, training services and simulation products," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE's group president of Defense and Security. "We are continuing to execute on a solid foundation of existing programs, and remain encouraged by the pipeline of global opportunities we have in front of us."

The first award is from the U.S. Air Force and is the exercise of a second option for provision of training services -- including coursework development -- for crew of MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft.

The training and services will continue to be provided by the company at Holloman Air Force Base in New Mexico; Creech AFB, Nevada; March Air Reserve Base, California; and Hancock Air National Guard Base in New York.

CAE said more than 1,500 pilots and sensor operators receive classroom, simulator and live flying instruction at the bases every year.

The U.S. Army is to receive a second UH-72A Lakota Synthetic Flight Training System through a contract CAE said it received from Airbus Defense and Space Inc.

The helicopter training system has a 200-degree by 70-degree field-of-view display system, which is driven by the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for a high-fidelity synthetic training environment.

They will also feature CAE's Common Database for leveraging U.S. government databases to support training requirements.

The two trainers will be fielded at Fort Rucker in Alabama, the company said.

The third order received was from the Canadian government and is for a visual system to the Royal Canadian Air Force's CP-140 full-flight simulator.

CAE said the update will include the latest generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and a new display system.

"The visual system update for the CP-140 simulator will provide the Royal Canadian Air Force with enhanced capabilities and flexibility in addressing their CP-140 training requirements," said Mike Greenley, vice president and general manager, CAE Canada. "The RCAF is increasingly leveraging synthetic training to accomplish a greater portion of their overall training, and the new visual system combined with the common database capability will help offload training from operational aircraft and reduce training costs."


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