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Upgraded S-70A Black Hawk
simulator enters service for
CAE Australia announced on February 17 that a major upgrade to the
Australian Army’s S-70A Black Hawk full-flight and mission simulator
(FFMS) has been completed on-schedule and recently entered
service for the Australian Army.
CAE Australia, prime contractor under the Management and
Support of the Australian Defence Force’s Aerospace Simulators
(MSAAS) contract, upgraded the S-70A Black Hawk FFMS with
electronic warfare capabilities. The S-70A Black Hawk electronic
warfare upgrade included the addition of a new missile warning
systems, countermeasures dispensing system, and missile warning
sensors. CAE also recently completed a visual upgrade of the
simulator by adding the CAE Medallion(TM)-6000 image generator.
“These upgrades provide the Australian Army with enhanced
training capabilities and help ensure concurrency with the Army’s
fleet of Black Hawk helicopters,” said Peter Redman, Operations
Director, CAE Australia Pty Ltd. “We are pleased we have been able to
deliver this upgrade on-time and with no simulator downtime during
the upgrade program.”
CAE Australia was able to perform the upgrade under CAE’s
Authorised Engineering Organisation (AEO) Letter of Authority. As
a certified AEO, CAE is delegated design authority for performing
engineering upgrades on in-service simulators for the Australian
Army, Navy and Air Force. APDR
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