Bell Awards CAE Contract for U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Program

CAE will be responsible for delivering operator and maintenance training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations
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  • 06:17 AM, January 10, 2024
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Bell Awards CAE Contract for U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft Program
Bell V-280 Valor Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA)

CAE Defense & Security has secured a contract with Bell Textron Inc. to support the U.S. Army Future Long Range Assault Aircraft (FLRAA) program.

As part of the FLRAA team, CAE will be responsible for delivering operator and maintenance training aids, devices, simulators, and simulations (TADSS). This includes advanced maintenance training systems, display systems, and simulation effects aimed at enhancing operator training. The initial contract encompasses virtual prototyping, development of visual display systems, and radio simulations for portable flight trainers. Future phases of the project will involve the potential development and delivery of a next-generation virtual maintenance training system (VMTS) and hardware-based maintenance trainers.

The U.S. Army has selected Bell's tiltrotor for the FLRAA program, a pivotal component of the broader Future Vertical Lift (FVL) initiative. The chosen aircraft is designed to provide maneuverability, reduced downtime, and heightened mission safety, with a specific focus on transforming the reach and effectiveness of each mission.

CAE and Bell had previously announced their collaboration on the Future Vertical Lift family of systems in 2021. As part of this agreement, CAE committed to providing maintenance training devices, assisting in the development of flight training devices, and delivering various other training products, including courseware, Interactive Multimedia Instruction, and procedural training.

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