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Ray Duquette: CAE to Build Poseidon Simulation Hardware for Navy’s ‘Synthetic Training’

Raymond Duquette
Ray Duquette

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been awarded a contract to manufacture additional flight simulation and training equipment for Poseidon maritime surveillance planes that Boeing (NYSE: BA) builds for the U.S. Navy.

Boeing has ordered CAE hardware for six P-8A operational flight trainers and five P-8A desktop environment trainers, CAE said Thursday.

The additions will bring the total number of CAE-made OFTs under the Navy Poseidon program to 16.

CAE also builds the software baseline and simulation lab to support the aircraft’s development and integration processes.

“The P-8A program is a perfect example of the Navy’s increasing use of synthetic training and we are pleased to be working with Boeing to deliver some of the high-fidelity training systems required for training P-8A aircrews,” said Ray Duquette, CAE USA president and general manager.

P-8A planes, derived from Boeing’s 737-800 commercial aircraft, are intended for the Navy’s maritime and littoral operations.

The Navy intends to buy 117 Poseidons to replace the P-3C Orion fleet.

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