CAE garners new contracts

June 28, 2013 at 2:39 PM
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MONTREAL, June 28 (UPI) -- Canadian simulation technology company CAE says it has received $195.6 million worth of new military contracts.

The customers represent more than 15 countries and the contracts include the design and manufacture a CAE 3000 Series AW139 full-flight simulator for Finland and provision of KC-130R aircrew and maintenance training services to Japan's Maritime Self Defense Force through a Foreign Military Sales contract from the U.S. Navy, said Gene Colabatistto, CAE Group president, military products, training and services.

"We are focused on a diverse pipeline of opportunities in both the established and emerging markets and I am pleased we are winning new programs in the Asia-Pacific region involving countries such as Japan, Korea, Singapore, India and others," Colabatistto said. "Our broad global reach and longstanding presence in emerging markets make CAE unique and give us confidence we can win globally by enabling our defense and security customers to increase their use of simulation-based training solutions."

CAE said under a contract from Coptersafety, the AW139 helicopter simulator, which will be jointly developed with AgustaWestland, will be delivered late next year to the Finnair Flight Academy.

Training services for Japan's Maritime forces will include academic and live-flight training to pilot, flight engineer, navigator, loadmaster, and maintenance personnel. Academic training will be conducted at CAE's C-130 Tampa Training Center in Tampa, Fla., while live-flight training on the Japanese KC-130R aircraft will occur at various locations within the United States with follow-on training services provided in Japan.

Havelsan, a Turkish simulation and training company, ordered CAE's Medallion-6000 image generator for one T-129 helicopter full-mission simulator and one T-129 helicopter partial-mission simulator being developed for the Turkish Army, CAE said.

Other contracts received by CAE were not disclosed.

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