23-Mar-2011 Source: CAE
The United States Navy has contracted CAE USA to perform a major upgrade on an MH-60S operational flight trainer located at Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island. This MH-60S OFT was designed and manufactured by another contractor, prior to CAE beginning work on the MH-60S program in 2004 following a competitive procurement. CAE will now provide a range of simulator upgrades to this MH-60S OFT, including software updates, new control loading, enhanced instructor operator station and addition of forward-looking infrared (FLIR) image generators. The MH-60S helicopter is used by the U.S. Navy for airborne mine countermeasures, combat search and rescue, anti-surface warfare, vertical replenishment and carrier plane guard.