By Design Engineering Canada
CAE awarded contracts worth C$115 millionGeneral Defense CAE military simulator
Flight simulator company expanding into land-based training systems.
Montreal — CAE announced it has been awarded a series of military contracts valued at more than C$115 million. The company is a leader in modeling, simulation and training systems for civil aviation and defence applications.
Among those deals, the U.S. Navy has exercised contract options for CAE USA to design and manufacture two additional MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs). In addition, CAE will design and manufacture a new C-130 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) weapon systems trainer (WST) and produce a second C-130 AMP avionics part task trainer (APTT) for the United States Air Force, under subcontract to Boeing.
Outside, North America, Professional Way Sdn Bhd, a Malaysia-based company, has purchased a CAE 3000 Series full-flight simulator (FFS) replicating the AW139 aircraft. The simulator will be deployed to a new training centre near Kuala Lumpur’s Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport.
As a relatively new addition to its traditional flight simulation business, CAE USA has signed a contract with the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) to design and manufacture five additional Abrams tank maintenance training systems, referred to as Abrams hands-on trainers (HOTs). The Abrams HOTs are high-fidelity replicas of the Abrams tank turret and are designed to give maintenance technicians diagnostic and hands-on training.