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CAE wins new simulator, defence training contracts worth $175M

Company signs deals with Babcock, Airbus Defence & Space and U.S. Navy

January 17, 2017  by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff

MONTREAL—Canadian simulator manufacturer and training firm CAE Inc. has won new contracts with major defence contractors and governments valued at $175 million.

Some of the key clients from the company’s fiscal 2017 third-quarter disclosure include Babcock France, Airbus Defence & Space, as well as the U.S. Navy and Royal Australian Navy.

Under a deal with U.K.-based Babcock, CAE will provide the French Air Force with a ground-based training system that includes full-mission simulators and instructor operating stations used to train future fighter pilots.

Meanwhile, the Montreal-based company will build a flight simulator for the C-295 medium transport and surveillance aircraft for Airbus Defence & Space. The simulator will be delivered to the company’s training centre in Seville, Spain in 2018.

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For the U.S. Navy, CAE said it has won a contract option that is part of the the MH-60R/S Tech Refresh and Procurement of Simulators (TRPS) program. The deal includes upgrades to the Navy’s MH-60 helicopter flight trainers as well as a maintenance and service deal with the Royal Australian Navy originally contracted to the U.S. Navy.

The agreements follow Canadian and U.S. military training contracts worth up to $1 billion the company announced last week.


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