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CAE wins new in defence contracts

18th January 2017 - 16:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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CAE has detailed a number of new contracts from defence customers in France, Spain and the US worth a combined CAD$175 million. 

The agreements include a contract with Babcock France to support pilot training for the French Air Force. Under France's FOMEDEC programme - designed to train future French Air Force fighter pilots and weapon systems officers, Babcock France and partner Dassault Aviation will provide the French Air Force with a comprehensive pilot training solution, including Pilatus PC-21 aircraft, ground-based training system, and long-term training support services.  

CAE has been subcontracted to provide the comprehensive ground-based training system on the PC-21 platform, including full-mission simulators, part-task trainers, and instructor operator stations. The company will also provide long-term maintenance and support services for the ground-based training system.

Under an order from Airbus Defence and Space CAE will design and manufacture a C295 full-flight simulator for the C295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft to be located at the Airbus Defence and Space International Training Centre in Seville, Spain. 

Gene Colabatistto, CAE's group president, defence and security, said: ‘We have been Airbus' long-time training partner on the C295 programme and are pleased we will continue to support the training required on this platform, which now will also include the Royal Canadian Air Force following Canada's selection of the C295 for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue programme.’

The US Navy has exercised additional contract options as part of the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) programme.  

Under the program, CAE USA is performing major updates and upgrades to the US Navy's suite of MH-60S Sierra and MH-60R Romeo training systems, including tactical operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers. The navy has also contracted CAE to continue providing maintenance and support services for the Royal Australian Navy's MH-60R training systems located at HMAS Albatross in New South Wales.

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