At the Doha International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference, CAE was awarded a subcontract from Leonardo Helicopters to provide the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF) with a comprehensive NH90 helicopter training solution. The contract is valued at more than C$150 million.
The QEAF has signed a contract with Leonardo Helicopters to acquire a fleet of both NH90 tactical transport helicopters (TTH) and NH90 NATO frigate helicopters (NFH). CAE was selected by QEAF to provide the comprehensive NH90 training solution, including training centre facility, suite of simulators and training devices, and training support services.
CAE will lead the design and building of a new training centre facility in Qatar. Housed in the training centre will be a suite of training devices, including a CAE 3000 Series NH90 TTH full mission simulator; a CAE 3000 Series NH90 NFH full mission simulator; NH90 NFH rear-crew trainer for training tactical coordinators (TACCO) and sensor operators, and capable of networking with the full mission simulators to provide full crew mission training; CAE Simfinity NH90 integrated procedures trainers for the TTH and NFH configurations; NH90 winch and door gunner trainer; and NH90 virtual maintenance training system (VMT) classroom.
Following delivery of the training centre facility and NH90 training devices in 2021, CAE will commence providing training support services, including classroom and simulator instructors. CAE will also design and develop a tactical control centre to be used for managing networked mission training exercises.