TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The first full-motion MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer built by Florida's CAE USA for the U.S. Navy has entered service.
The TOFT is operating at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Fla.
"We are pleased the Navy has declared the first CAE-built, full-motion MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer ready for training on-time and on-schedule," said John Lenyo, president and general manager, CAE USA. "The Navy now has put into service comprehensive MH-60R Romeo training systems from CAE that are helping pilots, rear crews and maintenance personnel prepare for mission success."
The MH-60R TOFT includes both an operational flight trainer used to train pilots and co-pilots and a weapons tactics trainer used to train sensor operators in the MH-60R helicopter. When networked and used in joint mode, they become an MH-60R TOFT to provide the Navy with a comprehensive training solution designed to provide a total aircrew mission training system.
CAE USA is the prime contractor responsible for the design and manufacture of MH-60R TOFTs as well as MH-60R avionics maintenance trainers for the Navy.