CAE awarded USN, Mexican Air Force contracts
CAE has won contracts valued at more than $110 million to provide a range of training systems and services to the U.S. Navy, Royal Danish Navy and Mexican Air Force.
The Monteal-based company confirmed last week that it has deals to provide Beechcraft T-44C aircrew training for the USN, an MH-60R Seahawk helicopter simulator for the Danish Navy, and a T-6C ground-based training system (GBTS) for the Mexican Air Force.
Gene Colabatistto, group president for defence and security, said in a statement: “We are continuing to be successful with platforms where we have a strong position such as the MH-60R as well as pursue and win a range of turnkey training programs, such as the U.S. Navy T-44C. We are encouraged by the pipeline of global opportunities we have in front of us in both the traditional defence market as well as adjacencies such as public safety and security.”
For the USN, CAE USA will provide contractor-owned, contractor-operated T-44C aircrew training services at Naval Air Station (NAS) Corpus Christi in Texas, including classroom and simulator training for more than 500 students annually to support the Navy’s T-44C aircraft, which is used for multi-engine intermediate and advanced flight training. CAE will also provide a suite of new T-44C training devices to ensure concurrency with the digital, glass cockpit avionics suite in the T-44C aircraft.
Under the U.S. foreign military sales program, CAE was awarded a contract by the USN to develop an MH-60R mission operational flight trainer (MOFT) for the Royal Danish Navy. The MH-60R MOFT is a full-motion simulator with crew positions for the pilot, tactics officer, and sensor operator. The MH-60R MOFT will also include an onboard flight instructor station, as well as off-board stations for the tactics instructor, debriefing, and database development. The simulator will feature the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and common database (CDB) architecture.
Finally, CAE was awarded a contract from Beechcraft Corporation to develop a comprehensive T-6C GBTS for the Mexican Air Force. The T-6C GBTS will include a T-6C operational flight trainer (OFT), computer-based classroom training systems, and courseware. The T-6C GBTS is part of an overall training solution Beechcraft is providing to the MFA that includes 12 T-6C+ military trainer aircraft.