June 23, 2011

CAE-built C-130J simulator for IAF to Arrive in Feb 2012

(Defenseworld) : The C-130J full-mission simulator being designed and manufactured for the Indian Air Force (IAF) will be ready for training by February 2012. It will be installed at the Hindon Air Force Station near New Delhi.
CAE is currently developing the C-130J simulator for the IAF under subcontract to Lockheed Martin, who is providing the simulator to the IAF as part of the overall acquisition of six C-130J aircraft.

The C-130J simulator for the IAF is currently at the CAE USA facility in Tampa, Florida, where it is undergoing software and systems integration as well as final assembly and testing.

The simulator is scheduled for power-off at CAE?s facility this October, at which time it will be shipped to India. The C-130J full-mission simulator for the IAF is on-schedule to be ready-for-training in India by February 2012.
?Over the past two decades, CAE has delivered more training systems for the C-130 than any company and we will be pleased to welcome the Indian Air Force to the long and growing list of militaries who train their Hercules aircrews on CAE-built simulators,? said Martin Gagné, CAE?s Group President, Military Products, Training and Services.

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