Wellington November 17, 2015 - Today at the New Zealand Defence Industry Association (NZDIA) annual forum, CAE announced it has commenced the provision of maintenance and support services on the New Zealand Defence Force's (NZDF) SH-2G(I) helicopter synthetic training devices.
The NZDF recently recommissioned a SH-2G(I) Full-Mission Flight Simulator (FMFS), which was acquired as part of the acquisition of ten SH-2G(I) helicopters. Over the past year, CAE installed the SH-2G(I) FMFS as well as six SH-2G(I) part-task trainers at Royal New Zealand Air Force (RNZAF) Base Auckland. CAE New Zealand Pty Ltd, with initial assistance from its subcontractor Beca Applied Technologies Ltd, will provide on-site maintenance and support services for the next 15 years.
"Our CAE New Zealand team is committed to providing world-class maintenance services that will help ensure the availability of the SH-2G(I) training devices that support the NZDF's training program," said Peter Redman, Vice President and General Manager, CAE Asia/Pacific, Defence & Security. "We look forward to a long-term partnership that will contribute to the safety and readiness of the NZDF's SH-2G(I) helicopter aircrews."
Over the next year, CAE will also perform major updates to the SH-2G(I) FMFS, including updates to the host computer, sensor systems, tactical environment simulation software, and the instructor operator station. The SH-2G(I) FMFS will also be upgraded using the latest-generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and Common Database (CDB) architecture.