13-Jan-2014 Source: CAE
CAE was awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop an MH-60R mission operational flight trainer (MOFT) for the Royal Danish Navy under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program. CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and manufacture of an MH-60R MOFT that will be delivered in 2016 to Karup Air Base in Denmark.
The MH-60R MOFT is a full-motion simulator with crew positions for the pilot, tactics officer, and sensor operator. The MH-60R MOFT will also include an onboard flight instructor station, as well as off-board stations for the tactics instructor, debriefing, and database development. The simulator will feature the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and common database (CDB) architecture.
The Royal Danish Navy selected the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R Seahawk helicopter in late 2012 as their new naval helicopter for search and rescue and anti-surface warfare operations, including defending Danish interests in the North Atlantic, executing anti-piracy operations, and conducting other missions during international deployments. Denmark is the second foreign military sale customer for the U.S. Navy’s MH-60R helicopter, following Australia’s selection of the MH-60R. The U.S. Navy is supported by Team Seahawk, which consists of MH-60R airframe manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft, mission systems integrator Lockheed Martin, engine manufacturer GE, sensor supplier Raytheon Corp., and training supplier CAE.