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.