Global training systems integrator, CAE will be installing the first two CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems with BAE Systems as part of the Typhoon Future Synthetic Training (TFST) programme for the Royal Air Force (RAF).
CAE is installing the first two CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems at RAF Coningsby where they will be integrated with Typhoon cockpits and other simulation systems.
Site acceptance testing is planned over the next several months ahead of the expected ready-for-training certification later in 2022, said CAE in a statement today.
BAE Systems contracted CAE to provide 10 CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems that BAE Systems will integrate into the Typhoon full-mission simulators for the RAF. Six of the CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems will go to RAF Coningsby and four to RAF Lossiemouth, which are the RAF’s two main Typhoon operating bases.
CAE will be demonstrating the 225° dome display variant of the CAE e-Series visual system designed specifically for fighter and fast-jet training applications at the I/ITSEC show next week.
“We look forward to our e-Series visual display systems supporting the synthetic training capability that BAE Systems is delivering to the Royal Air Force,” said Vice President and General Manager, Defence & Security International, CAE, Marc-Olivier Sabourin. “The exceptional realism and digital immersion offered by our e-Series product line helps deliver significant training value by allowing complex and challenging fighter aircraft tasks to be rehearsed in a safe virtual environment.”
CAE is also under contract to provide BAE Systems with four Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon simulators BAE Systems will deliver to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. In addition, a CAE e-Series visual display system will be delivered to BAE Systems to be used as part of the Typhoon Virtual Environment systems integration lab at the company’s Eurofighter Typhoon production facility in Warton, Lancashire, United Kingdom.
“In an increasingly complex battlespace, the ability to fly multiple aircraft alongside maritime and land assets is crucial to mission success and Typhoon Future Synthetic Training puts Typhoon at the heart of this for the UK,” said Jez Milne, Head of Operational Training Delivery, BAE Systems – Air. “Synthetics deliver cost savings, but they also deliver highly complex scenarios quickly, effectively and securely whilst reducing the cost and environmental impact of live flying.”
BAE Systems is the prime contractor responsible for the TFST programme for the RAF and will deliver 10 next-generation Typhoon simulators and eight deployable trainers equipped with the latest software to match the aircraft operated on the front line.
CAE’s e-Series product line offers an ideal visual solution for a range of fighter and fast-jet training tasks, such as formation and low-level flying, air-to-air refuelling, and target identification. The system will be on demo throughout the show at the company’s Booth #1734). –shp/adj/aaa (PHOTO: CAE)