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September 10, 2015

CAE secures C$120m in contracts from three global military customers

CAE has received contracts worth more than C$120m ($90.61m) to supply simulation products, operational systems and training services for global military customers.

By Samseer M

CAE has received contracts worth more than C$120m ($90.61m) to supply simulation products, operational systems and training services for global military customers.

The first contract will cover the delivery of MQ-1 Predator / MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrew training services for the US Air Force (USAF), magnetic anomaly detection systems for Japan and a C-130J simulator for Lockheed Martin.

CAE Group Defence & Security president Gene Colabatistto said: "We are continuing to see increased opportunities globally for the delivery of training services, and we are well positioned to capitalise on this trend.

"We are continuing to see increased opportunities globally for the delivery of training services, and we are well positioned to capitalise on this trend."

"I am particularly pleased with how we have been able to expand our support to the US Air Force on the MQ-1 Predator / MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial system training programme, which is an area of significant growth across the global defence market."

Exercising a contract option with the USAF, CAE US will be responsible for increasing the number of training instructors it employs to support the USAF’s MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper training programmes.

A majority of the new instructors will be based at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB) in New Mexico, the formal training units for both the aircraft.

In a contract with Mitsubishi Electric United States (MEUS), CAE will supply critical components of its AN / ASQ-508 advanced integrated magnetic anomaly detection (MAD) system for twenty P-1 maritime patrol aircraft operated by the Japanese Ministry of Defence.

Japan’s P-1 aircraft is an indigenously developed long-range anti-submarine warfare, anti-surface warfare, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) platform.

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Kumakura Works manufactured AN / ASQ-508 MAD systems for the P-1 under licence to CAE.

The third contract will see CAE design and manufacture a C-130J/LM-130J weapon systems trainer for Lockheed Martin’s new international training centre to be built in Marietta, Georgia.


Image: A US Air Force’s MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. Photo: courtesy of U.S. Air Force photo / Lt Col Leslie Pratt.

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