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CAE books $175M in defence industry contracts with range of clients

Agreements with Lockheed Martin, Canadian DND among handful of newly-announced contracts


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MONTREAL—Canada flight simulator and training firm CAE Inc. has won a range of international defence industry contracts valued at more than $175 million.

The key agreements include a deal with Lockheed Martin that will see the Montreal-based firm develop a full-flight simulator for the one of Lockheed’s projects with the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force (RAF), as well as a Canadian Department of National Defence flight simulator maintenance agreement.

“These contracts are good examples of defence forces and original equipment manufacturers leveraging CAE’s unmatched capability to design and develop high-fidelity synthetic training equipment as well as provide through-life support services and upgrades,” Gene Colabatistto, group president of Defence & Security at CAE, said.

“The growing demand in defence and security for integrated live-virtual-constructive training is providing us a range of opportunities where we can leverage our experience and expertise as a training systems integrator,” he added.

The other contracts include upgrades to two of the RAF’s CH-47 Chinook dynamic mission simulators, upgrades to P-8A operational flight trainers for the U.S. Navy and development work on a C-130J Fuselage Cargo Compartment Trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force.


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