CAE Inc. has been awarded several contracts worth $140 million to provide its flight simulator and training technology to the military defence forces of 12 countries.
January 20, 2011
by PLANT STAFF
MONTREAL: CAE Inc. has been awarded several contracts worth $140 million to provide its flight simulator and training technology to the military defence forces of 12 countries.
The Montreal-based aerospace company said the contracts include: designing and manufacturing of a C-130J weapon systems trainer and other training devices for Lockheed Martin; building two M-346 full-mission simulators for Boeing Training Systems and Services; designing and manufacturing a C-130H full-mission simulator for IGTEC; developing A400M maintenance trainers for Airbus Military; providing Boeing with its magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system for the Indian Navy’s P-8I Poseidon aircraft; and providing training support services for the UK’s Royal Navy helicopter training systems.
“We are continuing to see opportunities and solid order activity around the world for CAE’s comprehensive suite of military simulation products and services,” said Martin Gagné, CAE’s group president, military products, training and services. “We have made it a strategic priority to position the company on key military aircraft that have a long life ahead, such as the C-130, M-346, A400M and P-8”
The company’s technology will also be used at flight simulation training centres in Malaysia and Spain.
CAE employs more than 7,500 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in more than 20 countries.