Canadian Manufacturing

CAE wins training, flight simulator contracts with UAE worth $145M

Montreal firm to design training centre for Middle East country's Navy



MONTREAL—Canadian flight simulator manufacturer and training service provider CAE Inc. has won a handful of contracts with the United Arab Emirates Armed Forces valued at approximately $145 million.

Awarded through the country’s General Headquarters, the main contract tasks the Montreal-based company with designing and developing a Naval Training Centre for UAE Navy, which includes “a range of integrated ship simulation-based training suites as well as maritime aircraft sensor stations.”

“This is a major strategic win for CAE and clearly demonstrates our capabilities to serve as a training systems integrator across all defence domains,” Gene Colabatistto, group president of Defence & Security at CAE, said. “The UAE Navy selected CAE as its training partner because of our focus and expertise in training, and the result will be a comprehensive naval training enterprise that helps the UAE Navy achieve a high level of fleet operational readiness.”

Along with the naval training facility, CAE has also won a contract to build helicopter simulators for the UAE Joint Aviation Command. Under the agreement, the Canadian company will build a flight training device for the NorthStar Aviation 407 Multi-Role Helicopter (407MRH), as well as a full-flight simulator for the Sikorsky UH-60M Armed Black Hawk (ABH).

The company plans to deliver the 407MRH training device in 2017 and the ABH simulator in 2018.

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