CAE wins $115M defence contracts for 2015

Deals include a C295 full-flight simulator for the Polish Air Force.

December 15, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL — CAE has won a series of contracts valued at more than $115 million for 2015 that will provide a range of flight simulation products and upgrades as well as professional and long-term support services.

The Montreal-based aerospace firm said the contracts include a C295 full-flight simulator for the Polish Air Force. The simulator will be the fourth to be developed by CAE through a strategic co-operation agreement with Airbus Defence & Space under which CAE is the preferred provider of simulation and training systems for C295 aircraft programs worldwide.

The C295 will be delivered in 2017 to Balice Krakow Air Base.

Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has exercised a contract option for CAE GmbH to continue providing a range of maintenance and in-service support through 2021 at the Hans E. Drebing simulator centre of the German Army Aviation School in Bueckeburg.

The contract covers the on-site maintenance and training support services of the 12 CAE-built helicopter simulators operated at the German Army Aviation School. The state-of-the-art training facility and Europe’s largest helicopter training centre includes two Bell UH-1D, eight Airbus Helicopter EC135, and two Sikorsky CH-53 helicopter simulators.

CAE is also delivering under a separate contract two additional CH-53GA cockpits to use with the roll-on/roll-off simulators, giving the German Army a total of 14 simulator cockpits at the facility.

The Organisation conjointe de coopération en matière d’armement (OCCAR-EA), a European organization responsible for managing the through-life support of cooperative European defence programs, has awarded CAE a contract for the analysis of training needs for the German-French Tiger Helicopter Technical School located in Fassberg, Germany.

CAE will evaluate the current technical training program and recommend prospective academic and synthetic training solutions to enhance the technical training currently provided for all variants of the Tiger attack helicopter.

The New Zealand Defence Force (NZDF) awarded CAE contracts to support its SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite helicopter synthetic training devices. Under terms of the contracts, which CAE announced in October, existing SH-2G(I) Full Mission Flight Simulator (FMFS) and SH-2G(I) Part Task Trainer (PTT) will be updated.

CAE will also provide through-life support and maintenance services for 15 years.

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