CAE to Build UAS Trainer Simulator for Italy’s Air Force; Gene Colabatistto Comments

Gene Colabatistto
Gene Colabatistto

CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been selected to develop an unmanned aerial system trainer that works to simulate General Atomics-built unmanned aircraft for Italy’s air force.

Pilots and sensor operators of the General Atomics-built Predator will use the CAE UAS mission trainer during initial and mission training, CAE said Tuesday.

“CAE has a long history of supporting the simulation and training requirements of the Italian Air Force on platforms such as the C-130J and M-346, and we look forward to continuing this support for the Predator, ” said Gene Colabatistto, group president of defense and security at CAE.

The CAE simulator is built to integrate an open architecture with hardware and software and uses an open database architecture that is built to work with other training systems.

The simulator comprises of a ground control station, high-fidelity simulation software for various sensors, simulated communication systems, virtual training scenarios, image generator, computer-generated forces, instructor operator and correlated weather simulation.

The product is scheduled for delivery to Amendola Air Force Base in early 2015.

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