The Abrams engine maintenance trainer will support diagnostic and troubleshooting maintenance training tasks.

At the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) annual meeting and exhibition, CAE announced it will be delivering the first Abrams M1A2 engine maintenance trainer to the U.S. Army’s Armor School at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The new Abrams engine maintenance trainer recently completed the first phase of factory acceptance testing at CAE’s facility in Tampa, Florida, and will be shipped to Fort Benning in November where it will be part of the comprehensive training delivered at the Maneuver Center of Excellence. The first trainer will be formally ready-for-training in December.

CAE also announced the Army has exercised contract options for five additional Abrams M1A2 engine maintenance trainers to be delivered to Fort Benning.

The Abrams M1A2 engine maintenance trainer includes a driver station linked with a live-engine to support diagnostic maintenance training tasks. There are more than 80 simulated faults built into the Abrams engine maintenance trainer designed for student troubleshooting. CAE has also developed new courseware to be used in conjunction with the engine maintenance trainer and introduced a modern instructor operator station to help automate the set-up of training scenarios.