CAE announced that it has won defense contracts on a range of customer platforms valued at more than C$175 million to provide new simulation products, simulator upgrades and training support services for global military customers.
Key contracts awarded during the third quarter of CAE’s fiscal year 2017 include Babcock France to support pilot training for the French Air Force; Airbus Defence & Space ordering a new C295 full-flight simulator for its training center in Seville, Spain, and continuing simulator upgrades as well as training support services on the MH-60 Seahawk for both the United States Navy and Royal Australian Navy.
“The contract with Babcock France is a strategic win in Europe that will provide the French Air Force with a modernized training solution for future fighter pilots,” said Gene Colabatistto (photo), CAE’s Group President, Defense & Security.
“We have been Airbus’ long-time training partner on the C295 program and are pleased we will continue to support the training required on this platform, which now will also include the Royal Canadian Air Force following Canada’s selection of the C295 for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue program. Global militaries and original equipment manufacturers continue to recognize CAE’s expertise and experience as a training systems integrator on enduring platforms, and this continues to provide us a healthy pipeline of opportunities around the world,” he added.
CAE is a global leader in training for the civil aviation, defense and security, and healthcare markets. Backed by a 70-year record of industry firsts, CAE continues to help define global training standards with our innovative virtual-to-live training solutions to make flying safer, maintain defence force readiness and enhance patient safety.
CAE has the broadest global presence in the industry, with 8,000 employees, 160 sites and training locations in over 35 countries. Each year, CAE trains more than 120,000 civil and defense crewmembers and thousands of healthcare professionals worldwide.
CAE’s Defense & Security business unit focuses on helping prepare our customers to develop and maintain the highest levels of mission readiness. The unit is a world-class training systems integrator offering a comprehensive portfolio of training centers, training services and simulation products across the air, land, sea and public safety market segments.
CAE’s Defense & Security serves global defense and security customers through regional operations in Canada; the United States/Latin America; Europe/Middle East/Africa; and Asia/Pacific.