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CAE maintenance trainer enters serivce

July 12, 2010, Tampa, Fla. - CAE USA today announced that the first MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer (AMT) built by the company for the United States Navy has been declared ready-for-training and entered service at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Unit (CNATTU) in Jacksonville, Florida.


The MH-60R AMT will now provide transition and readiness training for MH-60R avionics electronics technicians and be used to demonstrate, instruct and provide hands-on experience on maintaining the MH-60R Romeo helicopter, which is used by the Navy for anti-submarine warfare and surface attack. CAE USA is designing a second MH-60R AMT that will be delivered later this year to Naval Air Station (NAS) North Island, California.

"We are pleased the Navy has declared the first CAE-built MH-60R avionics maintenance trainer ready-for-training," said John Lenyo, president and general manager, CAE USA. "The Navy now has put into service comprehensive MH-60R Romeo training systems from CAE that are helping pilots, rear crews, and maintenance personnel prepare for mission success."

CAE USA is also the prime contractor responsible for the design and manufacture of MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFT) for the US Navy. The MH-60R TOFT includes both an MH-60R operational flight trainer for training pilots and an MH-60R weapons tactics trainer for training sensor operators and airborne tactics officers. The two training devices can operate independently or networked to provide a total aircrew mission training system. CAE has already delivered two MH-60R TOFTs to the US Navy, and will deliver a third MH-60R TOFT later this year.

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