CAE wins $115M in aerospace defence contracts

Includes training for USAF, a simulator for the US Army and visual system for the RCAF.

September 23, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL — CAE Inc. has won a series of contracts valued at $115 million to provide training systems and services for global defence and security customers.

The Montreal-based aerospace manufacturer said the deal includes a second year of an option for the US Air Force (USAF), a contract to update the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 simulator, and a contract to design and manufacture a UH-72A flight-training device for the US Army.

The USAF contract involves CAE USA continuing to provide classroom, simulator and live flying instruction for more than 1,500 pilots and sensor operators who train at Holloman Air Force Base, NM; Creech AFB, Nev.; March Air Reserve Base, Calif.; and Hancock Air National Guard Base, NY.

A contract from the Government of Canada involves performing a major visual system update on the Royal Canadian Air Force’s CP-140 full-flight simulator. It will include the latest generation CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and new display system to deliver superior image quality.


Common Database architecture capability will be added to the CP-140 to enhance the RCAF’s ability to correlate, re-use, and rapidly update databases to support training and mission rehearsal requirements.

CAE was also awarded a contract by Airbus Defense and Space Inc. to manufacture a new UH-72A Lakota Synthetic Flight Training System. It will be delivered to Ft. Rucker, Ala. during the summer of 2015. These devices support rotary wing pilot training at the US Army’s Aviation Center of Excellence.

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