CAE Trainer for General Atomics’ Predator B Gets Italian Air Force Clearance; Gene Colabatistto Quoted

Gene Colabatistto

TYSONS CORNER, VA, February 12, 2019 — A CAE-built (NYSE: CAE) flight simulation platform for General Atomics‘ Predator B/MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft has received approval from Italy’s air armaments and airworthiness directorate for use at Amendola Air Base, ExecutiveBiz reported Wednesday.

CAE said Feb. 5 its Predator Mission Trainer has been qualified to provide “zero flight time” training to the Italian air force in operating the Predator B, a year after the service began using the trainer’s Predator A variant.

“We believe this Predator Mission Trainer is the first Level D equivalent simulator for an unmanned aircraft,” added Gene Colabatistto, president of CAE’s defense and security group and a past Wash100 awardee.

About Executive Mosaic: Founded in 2002, Executive Mosaic is a leadership organization and media company. Executive Mosaic offers highly coveted executive events, breaking business news on the Government Contracting industry, and robust and reliable content through seven influential websites and four consequential E-newswires. Headquarters are located in Tysons Corner, VA. www.executivemosaic.com

Check Also

Tim Reardon CEO Constellis

Constellis Subsidiary to Help Protect US Army Assets in Kuwait; Tim Reardon Quoted

TYSONS CORNER, VA, August 13, 2020 — Constellis' Triple Canopy subsidiary will provide security support to U.S. Army facilities and personnel at two military camps located in Kuwait under a potential four-year, $198M task order, GovCon Wire reported July 30.

Keith Krapels Army Research Lab

Keith Krapels of Army Research Laboratory to Serve on Panel at Potomac Officers Club’s Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum

Keith Krapels, director of the Army Research Laboratory's sensors and electron devices directorate, will serve on the expert panel during Potomac Officers Club’s 5th Annual Army Forum on August 27th.