CAE, General Atomics Form Aircraft Training Team; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Gene Colabatistto
Gene Colabatistto

CAE and General Atomics Aeronautical Systems have signed a memorandum of understanding to explore new areas of collaboration such as offering aircraft training systems for clients worldwide.

The companies intend to further their partnership by integrating CAE simulation technology with GA-ASI’s remotely piloted aircraft, General Atomics said Tuesday.

“As unmanned systems continue to take on increasing importance on today's battlefield and become more complex to operate, there is a growing need for simulation-based training,” said Gene Colabatistto, group president for military products, training and services at CAE.

Under the new agreement, CAE and GA-ASI will consider working on a mission training system for the MQ-9 Reaper, Predator C Avenger and Predator XP unmanned aerial vehicles.

The companies have worked on the Avenger aircraft for Canada’s intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance program for the past two years.

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