Indonesian Air Force acquires C-130H full-mission simulator from CAE

7 September 2016 (Last Updated September 7th, 2016 18:30)

Indonesian Air Force has taken delivery of a C-130H full-mission simulator from CAE, which was previously in-service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Indonesian Air Force has taken delivery of a C-130H full-mission simulator from CAE, which was previously in-service with the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

The simulator was acquired as part of a government-to-government agreement signed previously for the transfer of nine ex-RAAF C-130H aircraft.

Airbus Group Australia Pacific, the prime contractor responsible for delivery of five of the C-130H aircraft along with spares and simulator, subcontracted CAE Australia to relocate the C-130H simulator and to provide the training facility to house it, CAE said in a statement.

CAE Asia / Pacific, Defence and Security vice-president and general manager Peter Redman said: "We are pleased to support the Government of Australia and Airbus in completing the transfer of the C-130H simulator to the Indonesian Air Force.

"We have maintained and serviced this C-130H simulator since its entry into training with the RAAF more than 15 years ago so it still has many years of service remaining to support the safe, efficient training of Indonesian Air Force C-130H aircrews."

"The Lockheed Martin-built C-130 Super Hercules has been designed for combat, humanitarian, special operations, aerial refuelling, firefighting, and search-and-rescue missions."

The CAE-built simulator has been installed at a new facility, which is an extension of the Tentara Nasional Indonesia - Angatan Udara (TNI-AU) C-130 training facility located at Halim Airbase near Jakarta.

According to the company, the simulator is now ready for training purposes.

The Lockheed Martin-built C-130 Super Hercules has been designed for combat, humanitarian, special operations, aerial refuelling, firefighting, and search-and-rescue missions.


Image: Cockpit of a Lockheed C-130H Hercules. Photo: courtesy of Hgrobe, Alfred Wegener Institute for Polar and Marine Research, Germany.