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Nova Systems Joins CAE-led Team AUStringer to Pursue RAAF Contract

CAE Australia has signed a teaming agreement with Nova Systems to join Team AUStringer, which will respond to the Project AIR 5428 Phase 3 Aviation Mission Training System solicitation for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Under terms of the teaming agreement, Nova Systems will support the CAE-led Team AUStringer with professional and engineering services, including leveraging Nova Systems’ extensive experience with the introduction into service of the AIR 5428 Phase 1 program.

“We are honoured to have Nova Systems as part of Team AUStringer because they bring a wealth of experience supporting the delivery of complex Defence programs,” said Matthew Sibree, Managing Director, Indo-Pacific, CAE Australia Pty Ltd. “We are well aware of their solid reputation, particularly in East Sale, as a result of their successful participation in the RAAF’s new pilot training program. With both Cobham and Nova Systems now part of Team AUStringer, we are demonstrating our commitment to developing a sovereign Aviation Mission Training System that builds Australia’s industry capability.”

The Aviation Mission Training System (AMTS) will be utilised to train the RAAF’s mission aviators, including electronic warfare officers, maritime patrol and response officers, air battle managers, air traffic controllers, and other mission specialists. The AMTS, to be deployed at the Air Academy located at RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria, will feature a comprehensive training solution, including ground-based and airborne training and a digitally-enabled integrated learning environment.

“As a 100 percent Australian-owned and controlled engineering services and technology solutions company, Nova Systems has partnered with the Royal Australian Air Force for more than two decades,” said Adam Smith, Managing Director, Nova Systems ANZ. “We are a business that fits into the real sovereign category, and we are excited to be part of Team AUStringer with CAE and Cobham to deliver a comprehensive and immersive next-generation Air Mission Training System that sets Australia’s future mission aviators up for success.”

As the prime contractor leading Team AUStringer, CAE will leverage its vast global experience training military aircrew, including mission aviators for customers such as the U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, Royal Air Force, Royal Navy, Royal Canadian Air Force and the RAAF. For example, CAE currently supports the delivery of training to RAAF aircrew on platforms such as the C-130J, KC-30A, AP-3C, and Hawk Mk127.

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