CAE Wins 3 Contracts
CAE announced that it has signed a contract for 8 full-flight simulators (FFSs), flight training devices and a 15-year maintenance and service agreement with an undisclosed customer. The contract which was signed in CAE's second quarter is worth approximately C$210 million at list prices and brings the total number of FFS sales that CAE has announced to date in fiscal year 2014 to 23.
CAE was also awarded a contract by BAE Systems to provide 3 Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators for the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF).
The Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators are part of a comprehensive upgrade and training systems support package that BAE Systems will be providing to the RAAF under the Project AIR5438 program. The contract was awarded during CAE's first quarter of fiscal 2014.
CAE will design and manufacture three Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators that will each include a high-fidelity replica of the Hawk cockpit surrounded by an 11-foot projection dome display featuring the CAE Medallion-6000 image generator and Boeing's Constant Resolution Visual System.
The Hawk Mk127 full-mission simulators will also feature the CAE-developed common database (CDB), an open database architecture that enhances the ability to correlate and rapidly update databases to support training and mission rehearsal requirements. The simulators will be delivered to RAAF Base Williamtown and RAAF Base Pearce in 2016 and 2017.
Lastly, CAE USA has been awarded a United States Air Force (USAF) contract to provide comprehensive Predator and Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) aircrew training services. Under terms of the contract, which was awarded as a one-year base contract for approximately US$20 million with four one-year options, CAE USA will provide classroom, simulator, and live flying instruction as well as courseware development in support of the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper training programs. Training will be delivered at four USAF bases where approximately 1,500 MQ-1/MQ-9 pilots and sensor operators train annually. The contract was awarded in CAE's second quarter of fiscal 2014.
CAE USA will provide fully qualified instructional staff to conduct academic as well as live flying instruction at Holloman Air Force Base (AFB), New Mexico; Creech AFB, Nevada; March Air Reserve Base, California; and Hancock Field Air National Guard Base, New York. MQ-1/MQ-9 Predator/Reaper aircrews will receive training for initial qualification, refresher/recurrent training, and instructor qualification. In addition, CAE USA will provide courseware development services, primarily at the formal training schoolhouse located at Holloman AFB, as well as implement a new learning content management system.