CAE has been awarded military contracts valued at more than $100 million that includes a subcontract to design and manufacture additional C-130J simulators for the US Air Force.
September 6, 2011
by PLANT STAFF
MONTREAL: CAE Inc. has been awarded military contracts valued at more than $100 million that includes a subcontract to design and manufacture additional C-130J simulators for the US Air Force.
Other contracts include support services for the German Air Force’s Eurofighter simulators and an upgrade to Tornado flight simulators.
“The recent contracts for new C-130J simulators as well as the services and upgrade contracts in Germany are indicative of the opportunities we are now seeing as militaries look for ways to save money,” said Martin Gagné, CAE’s group president, military products, training and services.
“Synthetic training is one way for militaries to reduce some of the costs related to live flying, yet still maintain required levels of proficiency and readiness.”
The Montreal-based manufacturer of flight simulators and training provider said it will design and manufacture four C-130J weapon systems trainers to support the USAF’s Air Mobility Command (AMC), Air Combat Command (ACC), and Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC).
Three of the simulators will be HC/MC-130J WSTs for ACC and AFSOC, and one will be a C-130J simulator for AMC.
Prime contractor GFD Gesellschaft für Flugzieldarstellung mbH, a subsidiary of Cassidian, has contracted CAE Elektronik GmbH to provide a range of maintenance and support services for the German Air Force’s Eurofighter full-mission simulators and cockpit trainers over the next four years.
CAE will also support the CAE Medallion visual system on the Eurofighter training devices, as well as provide scenario generation services for the German Air Force.
The Tornado development simulator at CAE’s facility in Stolberg will get a new radar warning system simulation and the simulators at Lechfeld and Jagel will be upgraded with the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator.