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BAE Systems, CAE Team Up for Australian Pilot Training System; John Quaife Comments

BAE Systems, CAE Team Up for Australian Pilot Training System; John Quaife Comments - top government contractors - best government contracting event

ATK:Airbus Transport AircraftBAE Systems Plc, CAE Inc. and Beechcraft Corp. have joined forces to develop a pilot training system for Australia's defense forces, ASDNews reported Wednesday.

The team intends to consolidate BAE Systems' training and systems integration technologies, CAE's simulation services and Beechcraft's T-6C mission system for the Air 5428 project, according to the report.

John Quaife, BAE Systems general manager of aviation services, told the publication the companies aim to fulfill the training requirements of Australia's Navy, Army and Air Force.

Quaife adds BAE Systems intends to leverage its military flight training, project management and mission systems in order to help the Commonwealth train its military pilots, according to  ASDNews.

“Designed to meet the needs of undergraduate pilot training for the United States, Canada and other NATO air forces, the T-6C has amassed more than two million flying hours,” he added.

According to the article, BAE Systems' training specialists have helped to deliver flight screening and basic flight training to the ADF since 1992.

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