CAE wins $140M in defence simulator, training contracts
Customers include US Navy, German Air Force, Polish Air force and Malaysia.
MONTREAL — CAE Inc. has won a series of contracts valued at more than $140 million to provide a range of training systems and services for global defence customers.
The Montreal-based aerospace simulator manufacturer said the contracts include four P-8A simulators sold to Boeing for the US Navy, a contract to provide an SW4 helicopter simulator for the Polish Air Force, various contracts to provide the German Air Force with a range of training support services, and a contract to provide lifecycle support and maintenance services for PWN’s AW139 simulator in Malaysia.
CAE is looking at Poland as a growth market in Europe.
It was awarded a contract to provide an SW-4 helicopter full-flight simulator to support training at the Polish Air Force School in Deblin. The SW-4, developed in Poland by PZL-Swidnik (an AgustaWestland company) is a multi-role light utility helicopter used by the Polish Air Force for advanced pilot training and other utility missions.
The CAE 3000 Series SW-4 full-flight simulator will be delivered in 2016.
The simulator will include the CAE True six degree-of-freedom electric motion system and high-performance vibration platform to replicate vibration cues critical to helicopter pilots; a high-fidelity CAE Medallion-6000 visual system with Common Database architecture; state-of-the-art computer-generated forces tactical environment; and a direct projection 210 degree by 80 degree extreme field-of-view dome display system.
The contract also includes computer-based training integrated with CAE’s Learning Management System.
Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has contracted CAE to provide a range of on-site training support services for flight simulation equipment.
The annual maintenance and logistics support contracts with the German Armed Forces cover a range of flight simulators, including Tornado, C-160 Transall, P-3C Orion, Mk-41 Sea King and the German Forces’ pilot selection system.
PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd, based in Subang, Malaysia, is an Authorised Synthetic Training Centre for AgustaWestland and operates a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator. CAE will provide PWN with lifecycle support and maintenance services on the AW139 simulator over the next 10 years.
Details of the P-8A simulators sold to Boeing were not available at press time.