MONTREAL,26 Oct. 2009. As part of the United Kingdom's Military Flying Training System (MFTS) program, Lockheed Martin chose CAE in Montreal a contract to provide ground-based tactical mission training and flight simulation solutions for the United Kingdom military.
CAE will provide tactical mission trainers to be used for training rear crews and observers in aircraft platforms such as the Nimrod maritime reconnaissance aircraft and Merlin maritime helicopter. CAE's tactical mission trainers feature realistic tactical avionics displays and high-fidelity sensor and subsystem simulations, including electronic support measures, radar warning receiver, and missile approach warning system. The United Kingdom MFTS program is a private finance initiative (PFI) involving the United Kingom Ministry of Defense and Ascent, a joint venture of Lockheed Martin and VT Group. United Kingdom MFTS will provide comprehensive training to all new United Kingdom military aircrew across the Royal navy, army and Royal air force.
"Growth in our defense and professional services segment continues to be an area of strategic importance for CAE, and we continue to see opportunities for extending the use of modeling and simulation to analysis, training and operational systems," says Martin Gagné, CAE's group president, Military Simulation Products, Training and Services. "Our acquisition of xwave's Defence, Security, and Aerospace business earlier this year has brought CAE a range of new capabilities in areas such as electronic warfare and tactical mission training, which we are now beginning to harness."