CAE USA to support development of C-130J weapon systems trainers
TAMPA, Fla. Lockheed Martin officials tapped CAE USA to support the design, development, and manufacture of six C-130J weapon systems trainers (WSTs) under a subcontract for the United States Air Force and Air National Guard.
Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA, says "The high-fidelity capabilities of these C-130J weapon systems trainers allow the Air Force to increase the amount of synthetic training used throughout the overall training curriculum, which ultimately enhances safety, efficiency and mission readiness for the aircrews."
The C-130J WSTs are full-motion, full-mission simulators that simulate the aircraft and its various missions. The simulators recreate the sounds, motion, virtual environment and all other systems required to provide a high-fidelity, realistic flight training environment. These six C-130J WSTs will be delivered to various air bases during 2020 and 2021.
The orders for these six C-130J WSTs were booked during CAE's second quarter of fiscal year 2018 and included in the quarterly earnings announcement done on November 10, 2017.
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