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Customer Spotlight:
U.S. Navy

At CAE, we pride ourselves on delighting our customers. Thanks to our ability to innovate and adapt to their needs over time, many of our customer relationships span many years, even decades. A perfect example of this type of long-lasting relationship is between CAE and the United States Navy.

Over the last 75 years, CAE has been selected over-and-over again by the U.S. Navy to develop new technologies, trainers, simulators, and systems for both air and marine divisions. From repairing the classic Sabreliner jet trainers in the sixties, to providing comprehensive aircrew training services in 2022, our partnership has continued to evolve over the years.

In honour of CAE’s 75th anniversary, we’ve dug out the history books to highlight some key accomplishments of our work with the U.S. Navy, decade-by-decade, from the early 1960s to present day.

1960 – 1980

  • Awarded the contract for electronic equipment to be installed in the Lockheed P-3C.

  • Performed maintenance and overhaul on the Navy’s Lockheed T-33 jet trainers.

  • Reconditioned and modified the Navy’s Sabreliner jet trainers.

  • Lead the development in airborne magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) systems for undersea submarine detection and geophysical exploration for use by the Navy.

1980 - 1990

  • Provided Machinery Ship Control Systems for the Navy's MHC-51 Osprey Class Minehunters.

  • Produced surface anti-submarine (ASW) team training systems.

  • Designed, developed, and integrated the first fully secured satellite video-conferencing tele-education network for the U.S. Navy.

1990 – 2000

  • Developed simulators for the P-3C aircraft.

  • Produced an E-2C tactics trainer radar simulation system for use by radar operators.

  • Designed and fabricated a Standard Monitoring and Control System (SMCS) to perform real-time monitoring and control of shipboard Hull, Mechanical & Electrical (HM&E) functions.

  • Developed the next generation of Engineering Control System for the Navy's amphibious ships, called the Landing Platform Dock (LPD) - 17.

2000 - 2010

  • Developed an integrated platform management system for the Navy, including an engineering control system, autonomic fire suppression system, and damage decision assessment system.

  • Designed and manufactured MH-60S operational flight trainers (OFT) and tactical trainers.

  • Upgraded P-3C Orion simulators.

  • Designed and manufactured MH-60R and SH-60B tactical operational flight trainers.

  • Developed the prototype operational flight trainer (OFT) for the P-8A Poseidon.

2010- 2020

  • Delivered MH-60R avionics maintenance trainers (AMT) and full-motion MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers.

  • Led a technology refresh on a range of U.S. Navy MH-60 Seahawk helicopter simulators and training systems.

  • Chosen to provide classroom and simulator training for United States Navy UC-12 aircrews. 

  • Xebec, CAE and Pinnacle Solutions’ joint venture company, chosen to deliver the first three Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) Bridge Part-Task Trainers (BPTTs) to the United States Navy.

  • CAE selected to continue providing comprehensive T-44C Pegasus aircrew training services.

L3Harris and CAE

In 2021, we welcomed L3Harris’ Military Training business to the CAE family. The L3Harris Military Training business, now operating under CAE USA, has a rich history with the U.S. Navy. L3Harris Military Training brought significant experience in the development and delivery of training systems for fighter and bomber aircraft, Army rotary-wing platforms, submarines, and remotely piloted aircraft, including the F/A-18 Super Horner aircrew training systems for the U.S. Navy. We are proud to now have L3Harris’ Military Training history as an important part of CAE’s story.