I/ITSEC 2019: CAE completes NFTC simulator upgrades
The upgrades were carried out on three CT-156 Harvard FTDs and one CT-155 Hawk FTD that are used for ground-based training elements of the NFTC pilot training syllabus.
CAE replaced computing hardware on the simulators, added new visual display systems, updated the instructor operator stations, and upgraded the image generators to the latest CAE Medallion series.
The upgraded visual systems provide more realism in the synthetic environment and have enabled training tasks such as formation flying and tactical scenarios to be rehearsed in the simulators.
France Hébert, vice president and general manager, CAE Canada, said: ‘The ground-based training system and use of simulators has become increasingly important for military pilot training. With the upgraded flight training devices used for NFTC, we will now be able to deliver ground-based training that is more immersive and realistic, which in turn contributes to the more effective and efficient delivery of live flying training.’
The company will now begin upgrading the CT-155 Hawk FTD located at 4 Wing Cold Lake, which is used as part of Phase IV fighter lead-in training under the NFTC programme.
CAE operates the NFTC programme out of 15 Wing Moose Jaw and 4 Wing Cold Lake. The programme is designed and delivered in cooperation with the Canadian government to support pilot training for the Royal Canadian Air Force and allied militaries
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