Thursday, August 23, 2012
UK, Airbus Military Contract CAE for Flight Simulators
The United Kingdom’s Ministry of Defense and Airbus Military of Spain are among a series of recent military contracts awarded to CAE for full-flight simulators (FFS) and training services valued at over $55 million.
The UK Ministry of Defense tapped CAE to upgrade their C-130J and Lynx simulators and Airbus Military awarded CAE a contract to develop a C295 FFS for the Royal Air Force of Oman.
The Canada-based manufacturer also received a contract from BAE Systems to provide maintenance support services for the Indian Air Force’s Hawk training devices.
“These orders are indicative of the types of opportunities we see as a result of CAE's global footprint, position on key platforms, and the fundamental value of simulation-based training solutions,” said Gene Colabatistto, president of military products and training services at CAE.
“In growth markets such as the Middle East and India, we continue to see a solid pipeline of opportunities for our product and services. In addition, as militaries consider the increased use of synthetic training, there will be requirements to increase the level of fidelity and capability in existing training devices, as evidenced by this visual system upgrade program for the United Kingdom,” Colabatistto added.