Training services provider CAE will supply an aeromedical evacuation training system to the US Air Force’s Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), under a contract received through the Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Tailored Logistics Support (TLS) programme.
Scheduled to be delivered in early 2017, the high-fidelity fuselage trainer will represent the C -17 transport and KC-135 tanker that can be used and configured for aeromedical evacuation missions.
The trainer system package will include courseware and curriculum.
Medical patient simulators will be supplied by CAE Healthcare , which will also provide training support services and instruction to the cadets.
CAE USA president and general manager Ray Duquette said: "The combination of our experience providing training solutions for air mobility platforms and CAE Healthcare ‘s world-class medical patient simulators demonstrates the unique training systems integration capabilities that CAE can deliver."
The fuselage trainer will include a motion system to provide the trainees with a live experience of the vibrations and turbulence encountered during flight.
CAE Healthcare president Dr. Robert Amyot said: "We will deliver not only patient simulators, specialised curriculum and instructional support, but also a highly realistic training environment."
This is the second contract that CAE received to supply an aeromedical training system to the Dobbins ARB.
It will deliver a C -130 Aeromedical Evacuation Training System in January 2016 under a previously received contract.
The company is also providing the KC-135 Aircrew Training System to the USAF, with the latter exercising the option for the sixth year of aircrew training services.
CAE said that it has won C $100m defence contracts, included as part of its second quarter order intake, to provide training services and simulation products for global military customers.
Image: A trainee taking part in training. Photo: courtesy of CAE.