Companies partner in UAS contract bid

May 27, 2011 at 6:43 AM
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MONTREAL, May 27 (UPI) -- CAE of Canada and California's General Atomics Aeronautical Systems have united to offer the Predator B unmanned aerial system to Canada.

GA-ASI, a manufacturer of UAS, and CAE will jointly compete for the contract, with GA-ASI serving as the prime contractor supporting a U.S. Foreign Military Sale procurement.

CAE will act as the leading Canadian partner, responsible for assembling a pan-Canadian team of companies to develop and support any Canadian-specific requirements and content for Canada.

It will also be the Tier-I Canadian sub-contractor for GA-ASI, with overall responsibility for in-service support, including operator and mission training systems; integration with Canada's existing Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance infrastructure; systems engineering support; and lifecycle and integrated logistics support services.

"Our experience and expertise in operational and in-service support, as well as modeling and simulation for both manned and unmanned systems, makes CAE the ideal Canadian partner for GA-ASI, and well-positioned to support the Canadian government as our country acquires a critical UAS capability," Martin Gagne, CAE's group president, Military Products, Training and Services.

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