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

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

June 15, 2016  by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff

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).

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


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