Advanced Military Maintenance Repair and Overhaul Center (AMMROC) and CAE have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to pursue training sustainment services and offset opportunities in the Middle East.
Under the MOU, the two companies will cooperate on providing a range of training sustainment services in the United Arab Emirates and other locations throughout the Middle East.
The training sustainment services provided by AMMROC and CAE will include maintenance and support of simulators and training devices, contractor logistics support, courseware development, and instructors, all of which will provide offset opportunities to further support local industry.
“Long term partnerships with our clients is the very basis of our business model and we are keen to work alongside CAE to improve and diversify our capabilities through enhanced training that equip local and international professionals with the cutting-edge skills they need to face some of most demanding defence challenges,” said Abdul Hakeem Al Muflahi, Chief Executive Officer of AMMROC.
AMMROC and CAE
The two companies already provide maintenance and support services on the UAE Air Force and Air Defence A330 Multi-Role Tanker Transport (MRTT) training devices. The CAE-built A330 MRTT air refueling officer part-task trainer (ARO PTT) and CAE Simfinity A330 MRTT integrated procedures trainer (IPT) were delivered in 2013 and are used to support the training of pilots and boom operators.
“This cooperation with the leading maintenance, repair and overhaul company in the region will help us grow our training services in the UAE and the Middle East,” said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, Vice President and General Manager, Defence & Security International, CAE.
AMMROC, a joint-venture owned by EDGE and Lockheed Martin, is also the only Lockheed Martin-approved C-130 Hercules service centre in the MENA region.
In addition to its MRO solutions, the company retains capability to modify platforms such as the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter into mission-ready, multi-role combat helicopters.