CAE announces a series of military contracts valued at more than C$80 million. Key customers include the United States Navy and Army, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, NATO, as well as the German defence procurement agency.
"We are continuing to see solid opportunities for modelling, simulation and training services in defence markets around the world," says Marc Parent, CAE's Chief Operating Officer. "Our strong position on key platforms, such as the C-130 and MH-60S/R, along with governments and militaries looking to expand their use of synthetic training should position us well for steady growth of our military business."
United States Navy
The United States Navy exercised a contract option for CAE USA to design and manufacture another MH-60S operational flight trainer (OFT). The MH-60S OFT will be the seventh that CAE is now under contract to deliver to the Navy. CAE won the MH-60S program in 2004 and began delivering MH-60S simulators to the U.S. Navy in 2006. CAE USA is also the prime contractor responsible for designing and manufacturing MH-60R tactical operational flight trainers (TOFTs) for the U.S. Navy.
United States Army
The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training, and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) has exercised a contract option for CAE USA to continue development and services as part of the Synthetic Environment Core (SE Core) program. Under this program, CAE USA's Professional Services organization operates a rapid database production facility in Orlando, Florida for the U.S. Army.
CAE has been awarded a contract from The Boeing Company to manufacture an Engineering Flight Simulator (EFS) to be used in the development of the U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft. The P-8A EFS will serve as an engineering development tool in a systems integration lab to test and validate various mission scenarios. In addition, the device will be used to familiarize aircrews with the P-8A Poseidon. CAE will deliver the P-8A EFS flight deck and flight crew controls to be used at Boeing's Weapon System Integration Laboratory in Kent, Washington. Ultimately, Boeing will deliver the device to the Navy's Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. This work follows an earlier contract for CAE to manufacture the prototype P- 8A Poseidon operational flight trainer.
Lockheed Martin has exercised annual contract options for CAE USA to continue providing training support services as part of the U.S. Air Force's C-130J Maintenance and Aircrew Training System program and C-130E/H Aircrew Training System program. CAE USA is responsible for providing a range of training and maintenance services, including simulator upgrades, training device maintenance, and hardware and software engineering support.
The NATO Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Program Management Agency (NAPMA) have contracted CAE to design and manufacture an E-3A flight training device (FTD). CAE will deliver the E-3A FTD to the NATO main operating base in Geilenkirchen, Germany in 2010, where it will be used alongside the CAE-built E-3A flight deck simulator for training NATO E-3A aircrews.
The NATO Maintenance and Supply Agency (NAMSA) have contracted CAE, in partnership with Rheinmetall Defence Electronics, to upgrade one of the EC135 full-flight simulators located at the German Army Aviation School at Buckeburg. As part of this upgrade, CAE will provide its CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and support the integration of the CAE-developed common database (CDB), an open standard database architecture.
Germany's procurement office BWB (Bundesamt fur Wehrtechnik und Beschaffung) has contracted CAE to provide a range of on-site maintenance support and logistics services for flight simulation equipment. CAE's annual maintenance and logistics support contracts with the German Armed Forces cover a range of flight simulators, including Tornado multi-role-combat aircraft, as well as helicopters such as the CH-53, UH-1 and EC135. CAE provides services in several sites in Germany and the United States to maintain almost every flight simulator in service with the German Armed Forces.
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