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CAE wins $70M in aerospace trainers and simulators deals

Technology going to Australian and New Zealand militaries.


ORLANDO — CAE Inc. has won contracts worth more than $70 million from the US, Australian and New Zealand militaries.

The Montreal-based aerospace company, a manufacturer of simulation, modeling and training technology, will develop two MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers for the US Navy that will go to the Royal Australian Navy under a foreign military sale program, provide King Air 350 simulator services to the Australian Defence Force and provide C-130 training to the Royal New Zealand Air Force.

CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and manufacture of two MH-60R TOFTs that will be delivered in 2015 to HMAS Albatross, located near Nowra in New South Wales and home of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet Air Arm.

The MH-60R TOFTs include both a full-motion operational flight trainer (OFT) that will be used to train Royal Australian Navy MH-60R pilots and co-pilots as well as a weapons tactics trainer to be used for training rear-crew sensor operators in the MH-60R Seahawk helicopter.

The MH-60R operational flight trainers for the Royal Australian Navy will include the CAE True electric motion system, motion seats, 220-degree by 60-degree Barco visual display, and the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator.

The MH-60R OFT and WTT can be operated as standalone training devices, or networked to become an MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer to provide a total aircrew mission training system.