Nova joins the AUStringer team to continue Phase 3 of the RAAF AIR 5428 project


Nova Systems has joined The AUStringer team, which will continue the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Aviation Mission Training System (AMTS) project AIR 5428 Phase 3.

The AUStringer team is led by CAE, the prime contractor, in partnership with Cobham.

Nova Systems will offer professional and engineering services under the partnership agreement, which will also cover the company’s extensive experience gained through its participation in the AIR 5428 Phase 1 program.

Matthew Sibree, General Manager, CAE Australia Indo-Pacific, said, “We are honored to have Nova Systems on the AUStringer team, as they bring a wealth of experience delivering complex defense programs.

“We are well aware of their strong reputation, particularly at East Sale, thanks to their successful participation in the new RAAF pilot training programme.

“With Cobham and Nova Systems now part of the AUStringer team, we are demonstrating our commitment to developing a sovereign aviation mission training system that builds the capabilities of Australian industry.”

The RAAF AMTS will be used to train electronic warfare officers, maritime patrol and response officers, air combat managers, air traffic controllers and other mission specialists.

It will be installed at the Air Academy located at RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria.

The complete training solution will include ground and flight training, as well as an integrated digitally supported learning environment.

Nova Systems Managing Director Adam Smith said: “As a 100% Australian owned and controlled engineering services and technology solutions company, Nova Systems has been a partner of the Royal Australian Air Force for over two decades.”

CAE currently provides training to RAAF aircrew on platforms including the C-130J, KC-30A, AP-3C and Hawk Mk127.

German BAAINBw recently signed an agreement with CAE to provide initial training services to German Air Force airmen.

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