CAE and Eurofighter Simulation Systems (ESS) have extended their collaboration agreement for the provision of visual systems on the Eurofighter Typhoon Aircrew Synthetic Training Aids (ASTA) programme.
ESS is the prime contractor and design authority for the comprehensive suite of Eurofighter training systems, while CAE is responsible to deliver the visual systems for the programme.
The new development will see CAE continue to work exclusively through ESS on the provision of visual systems on Eurofighter ASTA devices.
CAE Europe / Middle East / Africa vice-president and general manager Ian Bell said: "We are pleased to extend our relationship with Eurofighter Simulation Systems and look forward to offering our next-generation visual solutions to the existing Eurofighter partner nations as well as potential export customers.
"ESS delivers value to all Eurofighter customers by helping ensure the highest quality training systems are delivered in support of one of the world’s most advanced and capable combat aircraft."
CAE’s visual solution for the Eurofighter ASTA programme consists of the next-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator as well as display systems and database development tools.
Under the programme, ESS is responsible for the design, development, production and support for all of the non-weapons systems work content.
Eurofighter Typhoon, built by a consortium of Finmeccanica, Airbus Group and BAE Systems, is a delta-wing, beyond visual range (BVR), close air fighter aircraft with surface attack capability.
The jet is powered by two Honeywell F124 engines. It features a fly-by-wire control system that enables it to remain fully controllable at angles of attack of more than 35°, as well as an integrated digital avionics suite with the ability to simulate sensors and threats in flight.
Image: The renewal of the agreement will see CAE continue to work exclusively through ESS on the provision of visual systems on Eurofighter ASTA devices. Photo: courtesy of CAE.