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CAE has been awarded a series of contracts to provide a range of simulation products and upgrades, as well as professional and long-term support services to several armed forces.

Valued at more than C$115m ($98.7m), the contracts cover the supply of a C295 simulator to the Polish Air Force, a training needs analysis study for the German-French Tiger Helicopter Technical School, and support for the New Zealand Defence Force’s (NZDF) SH-2G(I) Super Seasprite synthetic training devices.

Awarded by Airbus Defence and Space, the first contract requires the company to design and manufacture a C295 full-flight simulator (FFS) for the Polish Air Force.

CAE Defence & Security Group president Gene Colabatistto said: "CAE’s source selection for the supply of a C295 full-flight simulator for Poland further strengthens the long-standing commercial relationship between both companies.

"CAE is committed to supporting Airbus Defence & Space with respect to offset fulfilment in Canada, and we look forward to continuing our partnership on the global supply of C295 simulation products and training services."

"CAE is committed to supporting Airbus Defence & Space with respect to offset fulfilment in Canada"

C295 FFS is designed to meet the standards of Level D, the highest qualification for flight simulators. It represents the fourth simulator to be developed by the company through a strategic cooperation agreement with Airbus, and will support the training requirements of the air force.

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The simulator will feature the CAE True electric motion system, CAE Medallion-6000 image generator, as well as the common database (CDB) architecture, which enables real-time mission training capabilities. It is scheduled to be delivered to Balice Krakow Air Base, Poland, in 2017.

The Polish Air Force currently operates a fleet of 16 C295 aircraft for national and international transport operations.

CAE also secured a contract to extend the maintenance and support services provided at the Hans E. Drebing simulator centre of the German Army Aviation School in Bueckeburg, through until 2021.

Image: A Polish Air Force C-295 transport aircraft taxiing at 2005 Radom Air Show, Poland. Photo: courtesy of Przemyslaw ‘Blueshade’ Idzkiewicz.