CAE installs synthetic training systems for TFST programme

Canadian military training provider CAE has installed the first two Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems for the UK Royal Air Force’s (RAF’s) Typhoon Future Synthetic Training (TFST) programme.

Site acceptance testing in planned over the coming months ahead of an expected ready-for-training certification later in 2022, a late-2021 CAE statement detailed. In total, Typhoon prime BAE Systems contracted CAE to provide ten Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems that BAE Systems will integrate into the Typhoon full-mission simulators for the RAF.

Medallion MR e-Series
The shift from active to synthetic training environments for military pilot training has increased in recent years, with CAE providing much of the UK's current and future capability. CAE Defence and Security

Of these, six of the CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems will go to RAF Coningsby and four to RAF Lossiemouth, which are the RAF’s two main Typhoon operating bases.

“We look forward to our e-Series visual display systems supporting the synthetic training capability that BAE Systems is delivering to the Royal Air Force,” said Marc-Olivier Sabourin, vice president and general manager, Defence & Security International, CAE.

CAE is also under contract to provide BAE Systems with four Medallion MR e-Series visual display systems for the Eurofighter Typhoon simulators that BAE Systems will deliver to the Qatar Emiri Air Force. In addition, a CAE e-Series visual display system will be delivered to BAE Systems to be used as part of the Typhoon Virtual Environment systems integration lab at the company’s Eurofighter Typhoon production facility in Warton, Lancashire, UK.

BAE Systems is the prime contractor responsible for the TFST program for the RAF and will deliver ten next-generation Typhoon simulators and eight deployable trainers equipped to match the aircraft operated on the front line.