The US Navy has awarded CAE a contract to design and manufacture two MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) to help troops for mission success.

The $44m contract includes options to design and manufacture two additional MH-60R TOFTs which, if exercised, could bring the total value of the contract to $78m.

The first simulator will be a fixed-based MH-60R TOFT and the second will be a variant that can be reconfigured to an MH-60S helicopter.

The MH-60R TOFT includes an MH-60R operational flight trainer and an MH-60R weapons tactics trainer which can be operated independently or networked to provide a total aircrew mission training system.

The first simulator will be delivered to Naval Station Mayport, Florida, US, in mid-2013 and the other to the Naval Air Facility Atsugi, Japan, in summer of 2014.

The company is also the prime contractor for delivering a range of MH-60S Sierra training systems to the navy.