CAE announces $230M-plus in contract wins

One-year services contract with US Defence Department could grow from $20 million to $$100 million.

CAE will train crews to pilot Predator drones. Photo: US Air Force photo/Senior Airman Julianne Showalter

MONTREAL — CAE Inc. has been chosen to train US Air Force crews to operate Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft, commonly called drones.

The Montreal-based company says the initial one-year services contract is for US$20 million and could be worth up to US$100 million if extended to the maximum.

The contract – originally announced by the US Defence Department on July 30 – was one of several disclosed by the company ahead of its annual meeting of shareholders and a conference call with analysts.

CAE also announced a $210-million contract to supply eight flight simulator, related equipment and services to an unidentified customer.

CAE also said it has been awarded a contract worth an undisclosed amount to provide three mission training simulators for the Royal Australian Air Force.

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