Orion's sophisticated surveillance equipment on the AP-3C Orion maritime patrol aircraft (photo : stampboards)
Melbourne, Australia. (IMP) -- Today at the Avalon Australian International Air Show, CAE announced it has recently been awarded a contract from the Commonwealth of Australia to provide maintenance and engineering support services for the Royal Australian Air Force's AP-3C Advanced Flight Simulator (AFS).
Following a competitive tender, CAE Australia was selected to provide the on-site maintenance and support services for the AP-3C AFS, which is located at RAAF Base Edinburgh in Adelaide, South Australia and used to train RAAF aircrews. In addition, CAE expects to provide a range of simulator upgrades, including a comprehensive upgrade of the visual environment.
"CAE Australia is an Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) and already performs a range of service, support and engineering upgrades on in-service simulators for the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force, including the RAAF's AP-3C Operational Mission Simulator used for mission crew training," said Peter Redman, Managing Director of CAE Australia Pty Ltd. "Though the AP-3C flight simulator was not manufactured by CAE, we have a wealth of experience on this platform and were able to offer the Commonwealth low-risk upgrade solutions and common engineering support services across platforms, which will help reduce costs."
CAE Australia currently provides turnkey training support services for the Australian Defence Force's S-70B Seahawk simulator at HMAS Albatross, Nowra; the S-70A Black Hawk simulator at Army Airfield Oakey; the C-130J simulator at RAAF Base Richmond; the KC-30A simulator at RAAF Base Amberley; and will deliver the support services for the MRH90 training systems when delivered. CAE has delivered or is currently developing P-3C training systems for the United States Navy, Canadian Forces, German Navy, Taiwan Navy and other military customers globally.