CAE wins $138.4m worth contracts to support USAF, RCAF and USMC


CAE has secured defence contracts worth more than C$175m ($138.4m) to provide simulation products, training services and in-service support for the US Air Force (USAF), US Marine Corps (USMC), and the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF).

The contracts were awarded by Lockheed Martin, L3 MAS, and Airbus Defence and Space.

CAE Defence and Security president Gene Colabatistto said: "These orders augment the long-term, recurring revenue profile of our defence business.

"Original equipment manufacturers and global militaries continue to recognise our training and simulation experience on enduring platforms, such as the C-130J, which, combined with a positive defence environment continues to provide us with a healthy pipeline of opportunities around the world."

CAE USA has been subcontracted by Lockheed Martin to support the development of an HC/MC-130J enhanced fuselage trainer (eFuT) for the USAF Special Operations Command.

Expected to be delivered to Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, US, the HC/MC-130J eFuT is capable of providing comprehensive loadmaster training.

Lockheed Martin has also subcontracted CAE USA to support the development of four KC-130J fuselage trainers (FuT) for the USMC.

"CAE will provide avionics software upgrades, integrated logistics support and data management services."

CAE said it will use the design of the CC-130J FuT delivered to the RCAF and provide a range of simulation systems such as instructor operator station (IOS), aircraft interface monitor, virtual cargo compartment and virtual simulator for the USMC KC-130J FuTs.

The KC-130J FuTs will be delivered to Marine Corps Air Stations (MCAS) in Cherry Point, Miramar, and Iwakuni, Japan, during the period between 2020 and 2021, as well as to Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Texas, US, in 2022.

The KC-130J FuTs can be networked with existing KC-130J weapon systems trainers (WSTs) to provide comprehensive full-crew mission training.

L3 MAS has placed an order with CAE to continue providing a range of in-service support solutions for the RCAF’s CF-18 aircraft.

Under the contract with L3 MAS, CAE will provide avionics software upgrades, integrated logistics support and data management services.

CAE has also received orders from Airbus Defence and Space to provide in-service support (ISS) for the C295W fixed-wing search-and-rescue (FWSAR) training programme for the RCAF.