Training systems integrator CAE announced that its upgraded full-mission simulator for the Boeing CH-47 Chinook heavylift helicopter is now in use with the Republic of Singapore Air Force. The company has undertaken a major upgrade to provide enhanced training.
CAE offers a range of upgrade options for its CH-47 simulators to improve their capabilities and to keep them current as new features are introduced to the helicopter fleet. As well as new avionics, upgrade options include the Medallion-6000 image generator with Open Geospatial Consortium Common Database architecture, and improved synthetic and tactical environment simulation. In terms of the motion system, a new or refurbished six-degrees-of-freedom system can be installed, as can digital automatic flight controls.
CAE has also installed CH-47 simulators in Canada, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, and the U.S. The company’s German division, CAE Elektronik, is currently part of a Boeing-led team pitching the Chinook to the German army.
The Republic of Singapore Air Force’s Chinook fleet is operated by 127 Squadron at Sembawang, with a training detachment at Oakey AAF in Queensland, Australia.