BAE Systems Selects CAE Medallion MR e-Series for Qatar Typhoon Simulators

BAE Systems has selected the CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual system for Eurofighter Typhoon full-mission simulators for the Qatar Emiri Air Force (QEAF).

The announcement was made by CAE at the CAE OneWorld virtual conference and tradeshow on July 8.

CAE will be providing four Medallion MR e-Series to BAE Systems for the Qatar Eurofighter Typhoon simulators under contracts awarded during CAE’s fiscal year 2020 third and fourth quarters. BAE Systems is the prime contractor responsible for providing 24 Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft along with in-service support and training package to the Qatar Emiri Air Force.

“BAE Systems did an exhaustive evaluation of the latest visual display systems available for fighter simulators, and we are excited by their selection of the Medallion MR e-Series to support the synthetic training capability for the Qatar Emiri Air Force,” said Thibaut Trancart, Managing Director, Defence & Security — Middle East, CAE. “The exceptional realism and immersion offered by the Medallion MR e-Series helps deliver significant training value by allowing complex and challenging fighter aircraft tasks to be rehearsed in a safe virtual environment.”

During the CAE OneWorld virtual conference and tradeshow, CAE will be featuring a product presentation and demonstration of the CAE Medallion MR e-Series visual system.

Qatar Typhoon Procurement

In 2017, BAE Systems and the Government of the State of Qatar have entered into a contract, valued at approximately £5bn, for the supply of 24 Typhoon aircraft to the Qatar Emiri Air Force along with a bespoke support and training package.  The contract was amended in June 2018 to include the supply of nine BAE Hawk Advanced Jet Trainer aircraft along with an initial support package.

In September 2018, Qatar made the first payment for the procurement making the deal effective. Next month, BAE Systems officially started the manufacturing of the Typhoon jets for Qatar.

Deliveries of the first Typhoon and Hawk aircraft are expected to commence in 2022.

Eurofighter Typhoon

Eurofighter Typhoon is a twin-engine, canard-delta wing, multirole fighter manufactured by a consortium of Airbus, BAE Systems and Leonardo that conducts the majority of the project through a joint holding company, Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH formed in 1986.

The Typhoon entered operational service in 2003; it has entered service with the air forces of Austria, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain and Saudi Arabia. The air forces of Oman, Kuwait and Qatar are export customers, bringing the procurement total to 599 aircraft as of 2016.



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