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Newsletter #342     | News

CAE wins defence contracts


CAE to provide 7 flight training devices (FTDs) and 1 command and tactics trainer (CTT) for H135/H145 in 2018 at RAF Shawbury for the United Kingdom Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program


CAE wins defence contracts


CAE, July 07, 2016 - Montreal, Canada- CAE today announced that it has won defence contracts to provide a range of simulation products and training support services for global military customers.

Some of the key contracts include Lockheed Martin awarding CAE a contract to provide synthetic training equipment for the rotary-wing element of the United Kingdom's Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program;

"Our expertise as a training systems integrator and experience on enduring military aircraft platforms is providing us numerous opportunities around the world as defence forces look to expand their use of simulation for integrated mission training," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE's Group President, Defence & Security. "We are particularly pleased to once again be selected to provide synthetic training equipment for the UK MFTS program"

CAE was awarded a contract by Lockheed Martin to provide Airbus Helicopters H135/H145 synthetic training equipment in support of the United Kingdom's Military Flying Training System (UKMFTS) program.

CAE will provide a total of seven flight training devices (FTDs) and one command and tactics trainer (CTT) for the Airbus Helicopters H135/H145 family, which were recently selected as the training helicopters for the rotary-wing element of the UKMFTS program. All the training devices will be delivered in 2018 to Royal Air Force (RAF) Base Shawbury and used to support ab initio helicopter pilot training for the RAF, British Army and Royal Navy.

Ascent, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and Babcock, is the Training Service Partner responsible for delivering the UKMFTS program in partnership with the UK MOD. Recently, Ascent awarded a contract to Airbus Helicopters to supply a fleet of H135 and H145 helicopters to meet the rotary-wing training requirement. The two helicopter types incorporate the latest technology, allowing the crews to perform a wide range of training, from basic flying to offshore and night time operations. Lockheed Martin has specific responsibility for the provision of the ground-based training systems.

The FTDs developed by CAE will be equivalent to Level 4/5 flight simulation training devices (FSTDs) according to International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) standards. In addition, the Level 4/5 FTDs can be networked for teaching multi-ship tactical formations. The CAE-developed Combat & Tactics Trainer will be a suite of four Level 1/2 FTDs that can be networked for teaching and practicing formation flying. All the CAE-built training devices will include the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and databases built to the Common Database (CDB) standard, which enables distributed, interoperable mission training.


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