CAE to Help Train Air Force Pilots on Flying UAVs; Ray Duquette Comments

Cae logo_EbizCAE USA will work to help the U.S. Air Force implement unmanned aerial vehicle pilot qualification courses under a potential $20 million contract with one base year and four option years.

The company won the contract during the second quarter of its 2014 fiscal year and will also help develop an instructional management system and courseware for use primarily at Holloman Air Force Base, CAE said Thursday.

Training at bases in California, New Mexico, New York and Nevada will involve classroom sessions as well as live and simulated drills to operate remote-controlled MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper aircraft.

“The use of unmanned and remotely piloted aircraft is playing a much more prominent role in military operations, and this requires highly trained and mission-ready aircrews,” said Ray Duquette, president and general manager of CAE USA.

“We look forward to supporting the combat readiness for the USAF’s Air Combat Command Predator and Reaper aircrews,” he added.

Nearly 1,500 MQ-1 and MQ-9 pilots and support crew train each year at the Creech, Holloman, Hancock Field Air National Guard and March Air Reserve military bases.

The UAVs are designed with targeting systems that work to provide defense forces data and information for intelligence and surveillance missions.

Filed in: C4ISR, News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

You might like:

Boeing, root9B Offer Updated Cyber Training Tool; Per Beith Comments Boeing, root9B Offer Updated Cyber Training Tool; Per Beith Comments
Tina Kuhn on Northrop’s Cyber Work with NATO and Intl Customers, the Budget Environment as a Catalyst for Change & Building Cyber Defenses From the Ground Up Tina Kuhn on Northrop’s Cyber Work with NATO and Intl Customers, the Budget Environment as a Catalyst for Change & Building Cyber Defenses From the Ground Up
Carlos Fernandes on Salient Fed’s ‘Precognitive Capabilities’ in Cyber, the IPv6 Transition, and the Paradigm Shift Necessary to Protect American Networks Carlos Fernandes on Salient Fed’s ‘Precognitive Capabilities’ in Cyber, the IPv6 Transition, and the Paradigm Shift Necessary to Protect American Networks
Dell SecureWorks Launches Managed Threat Detection Service; Tyler Winkler Comments Dell SecureWorks Launches Managed Threat Detection Service; Tyler Winkler Comments

Leave a Reply

Submit Comment

© 2014 ExecutiveBiz. All rights reserved.

A Digest of ExecutiveBiz's Daily Coverage of GovCon

  • Executive Analysis
  • Technology & Innovation
  • Business

Sign up for the ExecutiveBiz Digest