CAE, March 05, 2014 - Tampa, Florida, USA - CAE today announced it is designing and manufacturing a UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator to be used by the Mexican Federal Police.
ACADEMI, a security services company and prime contractor, awarded CAE USA a subcontract in late September 2013. ACADEMI was contracted by the United States Department of Defense Counter Narcoterrorism Program Office (CNTPO) to provide a comprehensive flight training system for UH-60L and UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters provided to the government of Mexico by the United States.
CAE booked the order in its fiscal 2014 second quarter and this is the undisclosed customer referenced in CAE's press release dated October 9, 2013.
"We are pleased to be working with ACADEMI and the U.S. Department of Defense's CNTPO to develop a Black Hawk helicopter simulator that will play a key role in the training, preparation and safety of aircrews from the Mexican Federal Police," said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA.
The CAE 3000 Series UH-60 Black Hawk full-mission simulator will be reconfigurable between the UH-60L variant and latest UH-60M variant, which features an integrated digital cockpit and flight controls, more powerful engines, and other enhancements. The CAE 3000 Series simulator will include the CAE True six degree-of-freedom (DOF) electric motion system and high-performance vibration platform to replicate vibration cues critical to helicopter pilots; a high-fidelity CAE Medallion-6000 visual system; and a direct projection 210 degree by 80 degree extreme field-of-view dome display system.
The simulator will be delivered in 2014 to the Mexico Federal Police Command Facility in the Iztapalapa Federal District near Mexico City and be used to maintain aircrew proficiency, provide a realistic synthetic environment for emergency and other training tasks, and support mission rehearsals.
CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. The company employs approximately 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in approximately 30 countries. CAE offers civil aviation, military and helicopter training services in more than 50 locations worldwide and trains approximately 100,000 crew members yearly. In addition, the CAE Oxford Aviation Academy offers training to aspiring pilot cadets in 10 CAE-operated flight schools. CAE's business is diversified, ranging from the sale of simulation products to providing comprehensive services such as training and aviation services, integrated enterprise solutions, in-service support and crew sourcing. The company applies simulation expertise and operational experience to help customers enhance safety, improve efficiency, maintain readiness and solve challenging problems. CAE is now leveraging its simulation capabilities in new markets such as healthcare and mining.