MONTREAL, July 3 (UPI) -- A range of simulation-based training systems and services are being provided for military customers by Canada's CAE, the company announced.
The first award is from Beechcraft Defense Company LLC and is for the development and support of a comprehensive T-6C ground-based training system for the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
The integrated training system will be comprised of two T-6C operational flight trainers, computer-based classroom training systems, and courseware customized for the service.
CAE, through a subsidiary, already has a long-term training support and maintenance service facility in New Zealands. The new training system will be part of a Beechcraft training solution aircraft the country is procuring from the company.
The two CAE-built T-6C operational flight trainers being provided will include a high-fidelity replica of the T-6C cockpit with a fully-enclosed 270-degree-by-70-degree field-of-view display system driven by the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator.
Under a second contract from Germany's Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support, CAE will replace obsolete components and upgrade the visual systems on the German Air Force's Eurofighter simulators. The upgrade will include the addition of CAE's Medallion-6000 image generator, new high-resolution projectors, and dome display systems for the Eurofighter full-mission simulators, and Eurofighter cockpit trainers.
Korea Aerospace Industries Ltd tapped CAE to provide its CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for a T-50IQ full-mission simulator that KAI is developing for the Iraqi Air Force, while an unidentified customer is to be provide with a KC-135 boom operator weapon systems trainer, the company said.
"We are well positioned across a range of opportunities around the world, involving defense and security forces that increasingly recognize the benefits of simulation-based training," said Gene Colabatistto, CAE Group president, Defense and Security. "CAE is a skilled and experienced training systems integrator, and we are focused on pursuing long-term, integrated training solutions."