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U.S., German contracts for CAE

March 8, 2013 at 1:16 PM

MONTREAL, March 8 (UPI) -- Canadian simulation company CAE reports the receipt of training services and upgrade contracts from the U.S. and German militaries.

The awards are worth a total of about $87.2 million.

The company said it will provide will provide maintenance, logistics and engineering support services to support the U.S. Air Force C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System program. The work will be performed under a subcontract from Lockheed Martin.

CAE will also provide maintenance and support services for the CAE-built C-130H training devices operated by the Taiwanese air force.

For the U.S. Navy, CAE will upgrade MH-60S operational flight trainers and weapons tactics trainers. The upgrades will include incorporating updates related to weapons and airborne mine countermeasures.

The German armed forces extended for one year CAE's contract for on-site maintenance for flight simulation equipment. The simulators provide maintenance training for fighter aircraft, helicopters and transports.

"Our large installed base of simulators and training devices around the world continue to provide a steady source of orders for ongoing sustainment, maintenance and support services," said Gene Colabatistto, group president of CAE's Military Products, Training and Services.

"We are also seeing increased opportunities for simulator upgrades and updates as defense forces look for ways to increase the amount of training done in a synthetic environment."

CAE said an order from an unidentified country for in-service training support was also received and gave no further details.

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