TYSONS CORNER, VA June 8, 2015 — GovCon Wire reported Friday on the U.S. Army picking CAE Systems to provide fixed-wing aircraft pilot training services under a contract worth $200 million.
Work will occur through September 2023 in a proposed training center CAE will build at Dothan Regional Airport, including live and virtual simulations for a projected 600 U.S. Air Force and Army pilots a year, CAE said Thursday.
Ray Duquette, president and general manager at CAE USA, indicated that the simulation program will use scenario-based, upset recovery training and CAE Flightscape brief/debrief systems.
He noted that through the contract, the company will also have the opportunity to “grow our offering of providing a comprehensive, military-specific ab-initio training program that other U.S. government agencies as well as international militaries will be able to use.”
Gene Colabatistto, group president for defense and security at CAE, echoed the sentiment, noting the company’s intention to work to provide a “turnkey” product that leverages its experience in training systems integration.
“We are honored and proud that the U.S. Army has selected CAE as its training systems integration partner of choice for fixed-wing training,” he added.
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