Canadian Manufacturing

Montreal’s CAE wins four global defence deals worth $140M

Deals include sale of four of P-8A Poseidon simulators to Boeing for use by United States Navy

MONTREAL—Canadian aviation simulation maker CAE Inc. said it has won a host of defence contracts around the globe worth a combined $140-million.

According to the Montreal-based firm, it has signed four deals to provide training systems and services for defence customers including the United States Navy.

The deal covering training for the U.S. Navy will see CAE sell four of P-8A Poseidon simulators to Boeing Co. as it continues to develop the long-range anti-submarine and anti-surface warfare aircraft.

“The P-8A program is a perfect example of the Navy’s increasing use of synthetic training and we are pleased to be working with Boeing to deliver some of the high-fidelity training systems required for training P-8A aircrews,” CAE USA president and general manager Ray Duquette said in a statement.

In a seperate deal, CAE was awarded a contract to provide an SW-4 helicopter full-flight simulator to the Polish Air Force School in Deblin, Poland.

The SW-4, developed in Poland by PZL-Swidnik, an AgustaWestland company, is a multi-role light utility helicopter used by the Polish Air Force for advanced pilot training and other utility missions.

The SW-4 simulator will be delivered in 2016, according to CAE.

“Poland is a growth market in Europe with a range of opportunities for simulation-based solutions, so we are pleased the Polish Air Force selected CAE to develop a new helicopter simulator and look forward to addressing future requirements,” said Gene Colabatistto, CAE group president of defence and security.

The company also said it signed a deal to provide support services for the German Air Force’s flight simulation equipment.

An annual maintenance deal, the contract covers a range of simulators, including Tornado, C-160 Transall, P-3C Orion, Mk-41 Sea King and the German Air Force’s pilot selection system.

CAE also won a deal from Malaysia-based PWN Excellence Sdn Bhd to provide lifecycle support and maintenance services on its AW139 simulator over the next ten years.

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