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UAE Air Force RQ-1E RPA Training on Track

CAE Maritime Middle East (MME) based in Abu Dhabi has now completed several training courses for the UAE Air Force’s RQ-1E remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrews over the past few months.

The RPA Fundamentals Course jointly developed and delivered by CAE MME and the Khalifa Bin Zayad Air College will soon graduate their first class of cadets

“We are pleased to contribute to the training and proficiency of UAE Air Force and Air Defence personnel on the way to becoming remotely piloted aircraft pilots and sensor operators,” said Ian Bell, CAE’s Vice President and General Manager, Middle East/Asia-Pacific.

CAE is under a contract to provide academic, simulator, and live flying training for the UAE Air Force’s fleet of RQ-1E Predator aircraft.

The courses are all part of a comprehensive RPA systems training solution contract inked last year.

A training centre for the UAE Air Force is currently being established by CAE MME, which will undertake all RPA type conversion and mission training.

CAE is to also deliver courses specific to the UAE Air Force’s RQ-1E Predator medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) RPA.

A full suite of additional synthetic training equipment, including UAS mission trainers and high-fidelity, type-specific mission trainers will also be acquired by the UAE Air Force.

CAE MME instructors qualified specifically on the RQ-1E Predator, will also provide live flying instruction for UAE Air Force RQ-1E Predator RPA aircrews.

CAE MME is CAE’s Abu-Dhabi, UAE-based joint venture company.

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