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October 7, 2015

CAE receives contracts from US and German Air Forces

CAE has secured a defence contract worth C$100m ($68.18m) to deliver training services and simulation products for global military customers.

By Samseer M

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CAE has secured a defence contract worth C$100m ($68.18m) to deliver training services and simulation products for global military customers.

As part of the development, the company will continue offering comprehensive training services to the US Air Force (USAF).

The new contract, which is part of the KC-135 aircrew training system (ATS) programme, marks the exercise of a sixth year option by the USAF.

In addition, CAE received a five-year contract to deliver maintenance and support services on the German Air Force’s Eurofighter training devices.

The third major deal is the US Navy’s exercise of another option year to continue providing T-44C aircrew training services.

CAE Defence and Security group president Gene Colabatistto said: "The delivery of training services such as classroom and simulator instruction as well as upgrades and maintenance support is an important part of our strategy to be a full-service training systems integrator.

"We are continuing to pursue a range of long-term training services contracts and expect the delivery of services to make up a growing percentage of our business portfolio as defence forces look to leverage the support and expertise of industry."

Under the latest contract, CAE will continue to deliver classroom and simulator instruction as well as upgrades, maintenance, and support of all the USAF KC-135 aircrew training devices.

"We are continuing to pursue a range of long-term training services contracts and expect the delivery of services to make up a growing percentage of our business portfolio as defence forces look to leverage the support and expertise of industry."

CAE USA will provide KC-135 aircrew training services at various US Air Force Bases across the world.

For German Air Force, the company will be responsible for maintaining the Eurofighter visual systems, including CAE Medallion-6000 image generators as well as projector and display systems.

The maintenance and in-service support services will be carried out at Laage, Neuburg, Noervenich and Wittmund.

The US Navy’s contract will see the company offering classroom and simulator training for more than 500 students annually to support the Navy’s T-44C aircraft.


Image: The US Air Force’s Boeing-built KC-135 Stratotanker aerial refuelling aircraft. Photo: courtesy of US Air Force photo / Tech. Sgt. Angelique Perez.

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