BAE Systems has selected CAE to develop flight simulators for an aircraft training support package intended to aid a Royal Australian Air Force initiative.
The contract awarded in the first quarter of the company“™s 2014 fiscal year seeks to acquire full-mission devices with open architecture that can update Hawk Mk127 aircraft databases for mission exercises, CAE said Thursday.
BAE expects to send the units to the Williamtown and Pearce RAAF bases in 2016 and 2017.
“We are pleased CAE has been selected to support the lead-in fighter aircrew training for the RAAF,” said Peter Redman, CAE Australia Pty Ltd. managing director.
According to Daniel Reid, RAAF Tactical Fighter Systems Program Office group captain and commanding officer, the Hawk support systems upgrade aims to keep training resources at par with future military aircraft models.
“We look forward to working with BAE Systems and CAE, utilizing both companies’ respective expertise to deliver a leading edge simulation capability,” Reid added.