CAE GmbH celebrates 50 years of serving German Armed Forces
CAE's German subsidiary, CAE Elektronik GmbH, is celebrating its 50th year of serving the German Armed Forces and today marked the occasion at the start of the International Training and Education Conference (ITEC).
CAE Elektronik GmbH was founded in Germany in 1961 after CAE began developing F-104 Starfighter flight simulators for the Luftwaffe and other NATO countries. Since then, CAE GmbH has been providing a range of simulation-based products and services to support the German Armed Forces as well as other European countries. The company today employs more than 600 people in Germany.
Some of the programs led by CAE Elektronik GmbH for the German Armed Forces and other NATO
# CAE designed and manufactured the 12 helicopter simulators at the Hans E. Drebing simulator centre of the German Army Aviation School in Bueckeburg, and currently provides maintenance and training support services;
# CAE designed and manufactured all the Tornado combat aircraft flight simulators for the German Air Force and continues to provide upgrades and support services;
# CAE is one of the consortium partners in Helicopter Flight Training Services (HFTS) that operates a total of three NH90 simulator training centres in Germany for the German Armed Forces' largest private-finance initiative (PFI) program for military aircrew training;
# CAE provides maintenance and support services at multiple sites in Germany and the United States to maintain almost every flight simulator in service with the German Armed Forces; ~ Since 1982, the CAE-built E-3A flight deck simulator has been managed by CAE Elektronik GmbH and has logged more than 110,000 flight hours serving NATO countries.