CAE was awarded a $10 million contract from the U.S. Air Force to upgrade two C-5 Galaxy weapon systems trainers (WST). The contract includes options to upgrade additional C-5 WSTs as well as C-5 cockpit procedures trainers that could bring the value to more than $50 million, the company said.
As the prime contractor, CAE USA will have responsibility for upgrading the C-5 training devices to ensure concurrency with current aircraft upgrades being performed as part of the C-5 Avionics Modernization Program (AMP) as well as C-5 Reliability Enhancement Re-engining Program (RERP). Initially, CAE will upgrade a C-5 WST currently located at Stewart Air National Guard Base in New York to the new C-5 AMP configuration. The other C-5 WST, located at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware and already upgraded by CAE to the AMP configuration several years ago, will now be upgraded to the RERP configuration, which includes new engine performance simulation software as well as a new aerodynamics model simulating the improved engine performance.