CAE Wins Follow-on U.S. Army Flight-training Contract

 - January 20, 2023, 10:03 AM
A new contract is extending the training that CAE has provided to the U.S. Army since 2016. (Photo: CAE)

CAE Defense & Security this week received a competitive recompete award valued at up to $250 million to provide fixed-wing flight training to the U.S. Army. The contract includes an initial base period and seven single-year options through 2032.

CAE—which won the first Fixed-Wing Fight Training Program contract in 2016—will continue to provide the training at its facility in Dothan, Alabama. Supporting both initial and recurrent training for fixed-wing and transitioning rotary-wing pilots, the program encompasses academic, simulation, and aircraft flight training. This includes CAE’s Trax Academy, which combines ground-based training with self-paced virtual and augmented reality in C-12 Beechcraft King Airs and Grob G 120TPs.

In addition, CAE’s facility houses Grob G 120TP flight-training devices, a suite of desktop trainers and courseware, and a fleet of C-12U (King Air 200) that are owned and maintained by the Army.

“The training center is a prime example of delivering live, virtual, and constructive training with adaptive technologies and agile learning to deliver the highest-quality instructional solutions to our military customers,” said Dan Gelston, group president of CAE Defense & Security.