9-Jul-2015 Source: CAE
CAE was awarded a contract to develop an MH-60R composite maintenance trainer (CMT) as well as procure an MH-60R rear crew trainer (RCT) for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) under the United States foreign military sale (FMS) program.
CAE USA will be the prime contractor responsible for the design and development of the MH-60R CMT that will be delivered in 2017 to HMAS Albatross, located near Nowra in New South Wales. CAE USA will also procure a commercial-off-the-shelf MH-60R RCT from Australia-based Virtual Simulation Systems and have responsibility for delivery and installation at HMAS Albatross. CAE has already delivered one MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer (TOFT) and one MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer/weapons load trainer to the RAN, and will deliver a second MH-60R TOFT in 2016.
The MH-60R CMT will be a modified MH-60R helicopter specifically designed to provide mechanical, electrical and hydraulic systems training to RAN MH-60R aircraft maintenance personnel. The MH-60R CMT will include a suite of instructor-controlled malfunctions that facilitate training in fault isolation and removal/replacement of aircraft components.
The MH-60R RCT will be a modified aircraft mock-up that features a module for training hoist operations as well as two weapons modules for training MH-60R door gunnery operations.