CAE firm wins Indian sim deal

 - February 17, 2008, 10:50 PM

CAE-Macmet announced contracts last Wednesday for four simulator systems for the Indian armed forces. Macmet Technologies, India’s leading simulator company, was purchased last year by Canada’s CAE.

CAE-Macmet has agreed to supply a fixed-base simulator for the MiG-21M fighter to the Indian Air Force at a base in Gujarat province. The simulator features a dome display with a 330- by 210-degree field of view, plus a fully representative MiG-21M cockpit.

The IAF also plans to take two flight training devices (FTDs) for its HAL-built Dornier 228 fleet. Each FTD has a full 228 cockpit and a 220- by 40-degree “out-the-window” display powered by a CAE Medallion image generator. The first 228 FTD is destined for the fixed-wing training flight at Yelahanka Air Force Station near Bangalore. The second is going to Palam Air Force Station near Delhi, where the No. 41 Squadron “Otters” fly the type.

CAE-Macmet is also delivering an action speed tactical trainer (ASTT) to the Indian Navy Maritime Warfare Centre at Kochi. The system allows commanders to rehearse tactics in typical combat situations. The Kochi system will network with another ASTT at Mumbai, representing the first time that two geographically separate simulator systems have networked in India.