Navy operating new flight simulators for Seahawk helicopters

CAE USA says it has delivered three MH-60R tactical flight training simulators to the U.S. Navy.
By Richard Tomkins   |   June 19, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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TAMPA, Fla., June 19 (UPI) -- Three new tactical operational flight trainers from CAE USA for MH-60R helicopters have entered service at U.S. military air stations in Florida and Hawaii, the company announced.

All three MH-60R TOFTs are fixed-based simulators for the training of pilots, co-pilots and sensor operators for performing a full range of missions performed by the anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft.

"We are pleased to continue our relationship with the U.S. Navy on the MH-60 Seahawk program," said Ray Duquette, president and general manager of CAE USA. "The Navy is increasingly leveraging synthetic training to cost-effectively train and prepare aircrews for mission success, and CAE is honored to play a role in delivering the high-fidelity simulators required to meet their training requirements."

CAE USA is a subsidiary of Canada's CAE, a major developer and manufacturer of simulation training products.

The new simulators are at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Naval Station Mayport, and Marine Corps Base Hawaii, formerly Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay.

CAE USA also said it recently delivered an MH-60R/S tactical operational flight trainer to a U.S. Navy facility in Japan. The simulator can be configured for both the R and S variants of the aircraft and is now undergoing installation and testing.

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