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RAAF receives C-130J FuT from CAE

20th June 2018 - 06:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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CAE has delivered a new C-130J Fuselage Trainer (FuT) to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at Richmond Air Force Base, the company announced on 15 June. The trainer has already been accepted into service.

The new FuT will provide a safe and realistic training environment for C-130J loadmasters and rear crew. The RAAF will also be able to network with C-130J Full-Flight and Mission Simulator and other training assets to provide full-crew mission training and rehearsal in a virtual environment.

The design and development of C-130J FuT was led by CAE, which included leveraging simulation software from other C-130J training programmes and modifying the development to meet the RAAF’s training requirements.

Airbus Australia Pacific provided the physical hardware by using two ex-RAAF C-130H airframes to recreate the fuselage of the C-130J aircraft and Lockheed Martin provided consulting services and spare parts used in the production of the fuselage trainer.

CAE Australia provides a range of training services on site at RAAF Base Richmond including academic, simulator and live flying instruction, and will now also provide maintenance and support services on the C-130J FuT.

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