Feb 1 2011 by David Pugliese / Defence Watch
TAMPA, FLORIDA, USA--(Feb. 1, 2011) - (TSX:CAE)(NYSE:CAE) - CAE USA today announced that the first full-motion MH-60R tactical operational flight trainer (TOFT) built by the company for the United States Navy has been declared ready-for-training and entered service at Naval Station Mayport near Jacksonville, Florida. The MH-60R TOFT includes both an operational flight trainer (OFT) used to train pilots and co-pilots as well as a weapons tactics trainer (WTT) used to train sensor operators in the MH-60R Romeo helicopter. When networked and used in joint mode, they become an MH-60R TOFT to provide the Navy with a comprehensive training solution designed to provide a total aircrew mission training system. The MH-60R TOFT now declared ready-for-training is the first full-motion MH-60R TOFT to be built by CAE for the Navy. It features a six degree-of-freedom CAE True(TM) electric motion system as well as motion seats to provide vibration and motion cueing for enhanced realism.