CAE awarded military contracts worth $100M

Training devices, maintenance and support for Israel, UK and NATO forces.

February 5, 2013   by PLANT STAFF

MONTREAL — CAE has landed more than $100 million in military contracts for the defence forces of 15 countries.

The Montreal-based aerospace manufacturer of flight simulation and training technologies said the contracts include one from Elbit Systems to provide M-346 training devices for the Israeli Air Force, contracts from the UK Ministry of Defence to support CAE’s Medium Support Helicopter Aircrew Training Facility (MSHATF), and a contract to provide maintenance and support services for the NATO E-3A training devices.

The Elbit Systems contract involves designing and manufacturing segments of a suite of Alenia Aermacchi M-346 simulators to support the Israeli Air Force future trainer aircraft program. CAE USA will provide segments of the M-346 full-mission simulators and the operational flight simulators for delivery in the second half of 2014.

The UK Ministry of Defence has extended through 2017 both ground school and simulator aircrew training services at MSHATF for the Royal Air Force (RAF) on the Puma HC2 helicopter. CAE is currently upgrading the Puma dynamic mission simulator to the new Puma HC2 configuration, which is to be ready for training by the summer.

CAE will also provide a major upgrade to one of the CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators to ensure concurrency with the RAF CH-47 Mk4 standard. CAE had previously upgraded one of the other CH-47 Chinook simulators at MSHATF to the Mk4 configuration.

And a three-year contract continues the supply of maintenance and support services for the NATO E-3A training devices located at NATO Airbase Geilenkirchen in Germany.

CAE employs 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in 30 countries.

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