CAE won a US Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) contract to provide a suite of Abrams M1A2 tank engine trainers.
The company will develop two new M1A2 Abrams tank driver stations with live-engine maintenance trainers to support diagnostic and troubleshooting maintenance training tasks.
Two initial maintenance-training devices will be delivered to Ft. Benning, Georgia in 2019. The contract includes options to develop and deliver nine additional Abrams live-engine maintenance trainers that will be located at Ft. Benning, Ft. Lee, and Gowen Field in Idaho.
"We have previously delivered virtual and hands-on maintenance trainers for the Abrams tank to the Army,” said Ray Duquette, President and General Manager, CAE USA,” and these new engine trainers will provide a more realistic and practical training experience for students before they proceed to maintaining engines on the Army's fleet of Abrams main battle tanks."
As part of the program, CAE will design and develop new courseware and an updated instructor operator station to help automate the training scenario set-up, improve student monitoring and scoring, and streamline lesson planning.