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Montreal’s CAE secures $110M in defence contracts

The company said the contracts show that defence and security forces around the world recognize the importance of simulation-based training



Inside CAE's simulator for the KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refuelling aircraft. PHOTO: CAE

Inside CAE’s simulator for the KC-135 Stratotanker, an aerial refuelling aircraft. PHOTO: CAE

MONTREAL—Flight training and simulator company CAE Inc. has signed contracts with several international defence customers worth $110 million.

The Montreal based-company said it will provide a ground-based flight training system for the Royal New Zealand Air Force and upgrade the simulators used by the German Air Force.

CAE will also provide a full-mission simulator to Korea Aerospace Industries, which is developing an advanced jet trainer and ground based flight training system for Iraq. The fourth contract is for a boom operator weapon systems trainer for an undisclosed international customer.

All told, the list of products in these contacts includes:

  • A T-6C ground-based training system for Royal New Zealand Air Force
  • Upgrading a visual system on German Air Force Eurofighter simulators
  • A CAE Medallion-6000 image generator for T-50IQ simulator
  • A KC-135 boom operator weapon systems trainer for undisclosed international customer

The company said the contracts fit with its plan to pursue long-term clients, and show that defence and security forces around the world continue to recognize the importance of simulation-based training.

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