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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

CAE Unveils UAS Mission Trainer

CAE announced the launch of its UAS Mission Trainer, at the Unmanned Systems Canada conference Wednesday.

(The CAE UAS Mission Trainer)

The company said its new unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) training platform, valued at more than $1 million, will fulfill its military customers’ desire for a UAS training solution with the flexibility to change platforms or sensor packages if necessary within their simulation environment.

"Our UAS Mission Trainer was specifically designed as an open, flexible product ideal for individual, crew, or networked training,” said Gene Colabatistto, president, military products, training and services at CAE.

Although CAE plans on marketing the UAS Mission Trainer primarily to military customers, it also plans on using it to demonstrate the benefits of using UAS in civil applications such as air mapping and weather surveillance.

“Currently, CAE is conducting a research and development program in Alma, Quebec at the UAS Centre of Excellence in Canada where in partnership with Aeronautics we are operating a Dominator-XP UAS to demonstrate how it can be used in civil applications such as forest fire support or monitoring critical infrastructure,” said Chris Stellwag, director of military marketing communications at CAE.  

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