CAE USA F-16 Training Systems
CAE USA F-16 Training Systems

CAE USA Inc Awarded Taiwan Air Force Contract for F-16 Block 70 Training Simulators

CAE USA Inc., Arlington, Texas, was awarded a maximum $49,709,615 hybrid fixed-price, fixed-price incentive, cost-reimbursement undefinitized contract action for the F-16 Block 70 Training Simulators program for the Taiwan Air Force. This contract provides for the procurement of hardware, hardware and software development, integration, testing, and delivery of training devices for the Taiwan Air Force. Work will be performed in Arlington, Texas, and is expected to be completed Jan. 31, 2026. This contract involves Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to Taiwan. The U.S. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Agile Combat Support Directorate, Simulators Division, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

On July 2, 2021, CAE completed the acquisition of L3Harris’ Military Training business, which included iconic names in simulation and training – Link and Doss Aviation. The acquisition of L3Harris’ Military Training business – the largest acquisition in CAE’s history – is highly complementary and brings a range of new products, services and capabilities. CAE has been known for 70+ years as a company focused on simulation and training. Now, the company have added the 90+ year legacy of the company that started the industry – Link Simulation & Training in 1929 – to create a high-technology company ready to provide digitally immersive training and operational support solutions across air, land, maritime, space and cyber.

CAE USA F-16 Training Systems (Photo by CAE USA Inc.)

CAE is now the leading provider of F-16 pilot and maintenance training. The company build high-fidelity training solutions on proven common hardware and software systems that extend the integrated F-16 training baseline and can be customized to meet each customer’s unique requirements. Customers worldwide are benefiting from CAE suite of F-16 training devices, ranging from concurrency and technology upgrades of fielded systems to delivery of new F-16 pilot and maintenance trainers. This capability is underscored by three tiers of commonality, high-fidelity image generators, scalable visual display technology, distributed training networks and human factors-engineered instructor operator stations.

CAE have a long history of supporting allied air forces through foreign military sale (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sale (DCS) contracts. CAE F-16 training product line has ongoing programs with Denmark, Egypt, Greece, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Taiwan, and Turkey.The company breadth of capabilities and experience enables the company to deliver customer-unique F-16 simulation systems built on proven common hardware and software solutions. The result is a suite of reliable training solutions that enable pilots and maintainers to develop and enhance their tactical skills in operation of the F-16 multi-role fighter aircraft.