5-Feb-2013 Source: CAE
The United Kingdom Ministry of Defence (MoD) has recently awarded CAE two contracts for simulator upgrades and training services at CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF).
A contract to provide both ground school and simulator aircrew training services at MSHATF for the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the Puma HC2 helicopter has been extended through 2017. CAE is currently upgrading the Puma dynamic mission simulator at MSHATF to the new Puma HC2 configuration. The upgraded Puma simulator is expected to be ready-for-training during the summer of 2013.
In addition, CAE will perform a major upgrade to one of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators to ensure concurrency with the RAF CH-47 Mk4 standard, which is also known as the JULIUS program. CAE had previously upgraded one of the other CH-47 Chinook simulators at MSHATF to the Mk4 configuration.
CAE’s MSHATF, owned and operated by CAE Aircrew Training Services, is a purpose-built facility that provides training to the RAF and third-party operators of Boeing CH-47 Chinook, AgustaWestland AW101 Merlin, and Eurocopter Puma helicopters. The MSHATF is equipped with six CAE-built dynamic mission simulators (three Chinook, two Merlin, and one Puma), four computer-based ground school training classrooms, and a state-of-the-art tactical control centre.