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Monday, September 1, 2008

Rotorcraft Report: Joint Venture to Provide NH90 Sim, Training

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Rotorsim, the consortium owned equally by CAE and AgustaWestland, has signed contracts with the Netherlands defense ministry to provide comprehensive NH90 helicopter training systems and services. The total value of the contracts is about €50 million ($74 million).

As part of the Joint NH90 Training Program, Rotorsim will serve as prime contractor to provide one NH90 full-mission flight trainer and an NH90 virtual sensor trainer for training rear-crew sensor operators. This would be the first NH90 flight trainer for the NATO Frigate Helicopter (NFH) naval variant, which is designed primarily for anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare missions. Following delivery of the NH90 training devices to the Rotorsim Training Center in 2011, Rotorsim would have a multi-year responsibility for operation and maintenance of the NH90 training systems.

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