Sydney, Australia, February 17, 2011 – (NYSE: CAE; TSX: CAE) – CAE Australia today announced 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™-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.