CAE USA won a U.S. Air Force (USAF) contract to provide comprehensive C-130H aircrew training services at the formal training unit for U.S. Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard C-130H training that is based at Little Rock Air Force Base (AFB) in Arkansas, as well as other C-130H Aircrew Training System (ATS) locations including Dobbins Air Reserve Base (ARB), Georgia; McChord AFB, Washington; Minneapolis Air National Guard Base (ANGB), Minnesota and Cannon AFB, New Mexico. The eight-year contract is worth more than US$200 million.
CAE USA will be the C-130H ATS prime contractor responsible for providing classroom and simulator instruction, training device modifications and upgrades, systems engineering support, program management and contractor logistics support. CAE USA will also manage the C-130H Training Systems Support Center (TSSC) located at Little Rock AFB. Currently there are 11 C-130H full-mission simulators and more than 50 additional aircrew training devices used as part of the C-130H ATS program.