The work will be carried out during the pre-delivery of the F-15QA aircraft, which will begin next year. The third contract was awarded in November with more than $500 million. Under the contract, Boeing QEAF will provide spare parts and logistical support in the country after the aircraft is delivered. Boeing received three foreign military sales (FMS) worth $800 million to support the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF). In particular, CAE USA will be responsible for the installation and integration of a cloud-based learning management system (LMS) that is a key component of the CAE Trax Academy`s pilot training continuum. The LMS will make it easier for the Air Force and its students to access training content such as calendars, course materials and distance learning on request. In addition, through the implementation of an LMS optimized by artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the Air Force expects to create a pilot training process that is constantly adapting and improving. The Air Force also intends to develop an AI flight instructor who would provide active and passive training to support student learning and advancement through the pilot training program. The U.S. Air Force`s Undergraduate Pilot Training 2.5 initiative will build on the Pilot Training Next experience to help the Air Force further streamline pilot training using new digital technologies. (Us Air Force Photo by Jennifer Spradlin) TACAIR has won a four-and-a-half-year, $90.4 million contract to train F-15C/D pilots at Kingsley Field Air Guard Base in Oregon.
TACAIR offers training with its fleet of F-5ATs Advanced Tigers, which also uses it to train marine pilots, including the Naval Fighter Weapons School (NFWS), that is, TOPGUN. The company is also offering tight air support training, which acts as a replacement guard for the Air Force`s Terminal Joint Air Controllers (JTACs) as part of an CAF/CAS program as part of a $19.9 million mission on August 10, an Air Force spokesperson announced in an email today. Tim Buerk, Director of Boeing Middle East Defense Services, said: “Our team`s personalized training and support, combined with Boeing`s platform know-how, enables us to provide our Qatari customers with a holistic solution so they can optimize the full performance of their fleet with high availability rates. Scope includes new product deliveries and support for current systems to the global P5CTS user community “We are pleased to be part of the U.S. Air Force pilot training and to offer some of CAE`s skills to integrate training systems,” said Ray Duquette, President and CEO, CAE USA. “Over the past few years, we have focused on investing in digital technologies and analyzing data that will help our military customers produce pilots faster and more efficiently. We look forward to continuing this trip in partnership with the U.S. Air Force. The ID/IQ also provided for close air assistance training at up to 10 facilities, three of which were awarded this year.
Industry representatives expect the service to award a new tranche of contracts next year.