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Under the Asian contract, CAE will provide training on helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft over the next 25 years. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)
Under the Asian contract, CAE will provide training on helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft over the next 25 years. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press)

CAE signs military contracts worth $200-million Add to ...

Flight simulator and training company CAE Inc. has won a number of military contracts valued at about $200-million, including two awarded by the United States.

The Montreal-based company will develop a full-mission KC-130J simulator for the Kuwaiti air force under a contract awarded by the U.S. Navy’s foreign military sale program. The simulator will be delivered in 2015 to Al Mubarak Air Base near Kuwait International Airport.

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The U.S. Air Force has also exercised its option for a third year of KC-135 tanker aircrew training services. CAE will perform a range of simulator upgrades for the U.S. Air Force under that contract.

Gene Colabatistto, head of CAE’s military products and services group, said Kuwait joins a long list of customers who have selected CAE for C-130 training systems and services.

“The Middle East and Asia are markets that are increasingly offering a solid pipeline of opportunities and we are seeing some good potential for upgrade business as defence forces look to leverage simulation-based training for more of their training requirements,” Mr. Colabatistto said.

CAE said Monday that it has also signed long-term training service contracts with an Asian military customer, which wasn’t identified in the company’s announcement.

Under the Asian contract, CAE will provide training on helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft over the next 25 years.

CAE is a global leader in modelling, simulation and training for civil aviation and defence. It employs nearly 8,000 people at more than 100 sites and training locations in some 30 countries.

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