• Milskil joins robust Australian team responding to AIR 5428 Phase 3 training solution for RAAF mission aviators

Geelong, Australia. 28 February 2023 . Australian-owned operational training services provider, Milskil, has joined CAE-led Team AUStringer to respond to the AIR 5428 Phase 3 program for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).

Under terms of the teaming agreement, Milskil will support CAE Australia in the provision of training development and training delivery for the expected program, adding 22 years of experience enhancing aerospace operational outcomes and full-spectrum aircrew training. Together, CAE, Leidos, Milskil, and Nova Systems offer unmatched capability and experience in delivering aircrew training in Australia.

“Milskil is one of Australia’s leading providers in training development and delivery, and we are excited to welcome them to Team AUStringer,” says Matthew Sibree, Managing Director, Indo-Pacific, CAE Defense & Security. “The collective capabilities, reputation, and unique strengths contributed by Milskil bolsters the best-in-class solution to train and produce leading-edge RAAF aviators, enhancing their decision-making and performance in complex mission environments. Team AUStringer provides the Commonwealth with control of a scalable, reliable and sustainable training capability delivered by proven expertise and optimised training outcomes.”

The Future Aviation Mission Training System (F-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 F-AMTS, to be deployed at RAAF Base East Sale in Victoria, will feature a comprehensive and evolvable training solution, including ground-based and airborne training and a digitally-enabled integrated learning environment.

“Milskil is very pleased to join the CAE-led AUStringer team and is confident that the set of sovereign capabilities that CAE has brought together provides a unique combination that will meet and exceed the Australian Defence Force (ADF) needs for the future mission training,” says John Lonergan, Managing Director and Founder of Milskil. “Milskil brings experience and knowledge of front-line Defence aviation schoolhouses with a focus on delivering effective operational outcomes for the end-user community. This is something we have been doing in Defence for more than 20 years and we look forward to providing similar support to the Air Academy as part of the AUStringer team.”

As the prime contractor leading Team AUStringer, CAE leverages its global experience as a critical training and operational support provider, responsible for training military aviators and mariners for Australia and its allied partners; the Royal Australian Air Force, the Australian Army, the Royal Australian Navy, the U.S. Navy, the U.S Air Force, the Royal Air Force, the Royal Navy, and the Royal Canadian Air Force. Following a C$1B investment over 5 years into next-generation training technology and capability, CAE is accelerating the delivery of mission training and air combat capability with a focus on digitally immersive, adaptive and platform-agnostic training technology and support solutions.