CAE (NYSE: CAE) has been awarded a contract of anÂ undisclosed amount to updateÂ NATOâs flight training equipment at an allianceÂ airbase in Germany.
The company will refresh an E-3A flight deck simulator and flight training device at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in order to align that work with updates to theÂ E-3A Airborne Warning andÂ Control System aircraft, CAE said Tuesday.
Ian Bell, CAE’s vice president and business leader for Europe, said the company has supportedÂ E-3A training devices for nearly 30 years.
“The E-3A flight simulators help provide safe and cost-effective training for the 16 nations involved in the multi-national NATO E-3A Component, ” added Bell.
NATO is incorporating glass cockpits and advanced avionics into the E-3A fleet to meet communication, navigation, surveillance and air traffic management standards.
CAE is scheduled to complete the upgrades on the E-3A flight deck simulator and training device in 2018, in time with the completion of the E-3A aircraft updateÂ efforts.