CAE to supply image generators for Turkish Army’s T-129 simulators

1 July 2013 (Last Updated July 1st, 2013 18:30)

CAE has received contracts for supply of image generators for the Turkish Army's T-129 helicopter full-mission simulators, in addition to KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).

T-129 helicopter

CAE has received contracts for supply of image generators for the Turkish Army's T-129 helicopter full-mission simulators, in addition to KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services to the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF).

The awards form part of a combined C$100m ($95.1m) contracts secured by the company for delivery of simulators and a range of support services to customers in over 15 international countries.

CAE Military Products, Training and Services group president Gene Colabatistto said the company was focused on a diverse pipeline of opportunities in both the established and emerging markets.

"Our broad global reach and longstanding presence in emerging markets make CAE unique and give us confidence we can win globally, by enabling our defence and security customers to increase their use of simulation-based training solutions," Colabatistto said.

Under the first contract, the company will supply its CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for integration into one T-129 helicopter full-mission simulator and one T-129 helicopter partial-mission simulator that are being manufactured by Havelsan for the Turkish Army.

"Our broad global reach and longstanding presence in emerging markets make CAE unique and give us confidence we can win globally, by enabling our defence and security customers to increase their use of simulation-based training solutions."

The image generator will be incorporated into the high-fidelity visual system of each of the two cockpits of every T-129 mission simulator for creation of the out-the-window visuals on a 13-channel direct projection dome display.

In addition, the generator will be mounted on a T-129 advanced weapons and tactics trainer (AWTT), which will feature a three-channel visual display system.

Havelsan has also ordered CAE-developed common database (CDB) architecture for enhancement of the T-129 simulators' ability to correlate and quickly update databases to support training and mission rehearsal requirements.

Awarded by the US Navy, the foreign military sales (FMS) contract requires delivery of KC-130R academic training to pilot, flight engineer, navigator, loadmaster, and maintenance personnel at CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center in Florida, US, as well as live flight training at various locations nationwide


Image: A T-129 attack helicopter during its flight. Photo: © 2012 AgustaWestland - A Finmeccanica Company.

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