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Monday, October 15, 2012

CAE Awarded U.S., Kuwait Air Force Contracts

CAE announced a series of military contracts for the Kuwait Air Force, U.S. Air Force and an undisclosed Asian military customer at a combined value of more than $200 million.

The U.S. Navy awarded CAE a contract through the foreign military sale program to develop a KC-130J full-mission simulator for the Kuwait Air Force, which is expected to be delivered to Kuwait in 2015, according to the company.

"This KC-130J full-mission simulator will support initial, recurrent and mission training in-country for Kuwaiti KC-130J aircrews, and importantly, enable the Kuwait Air Force to focus their fleet of KC-130J aircraft on operational requirements," said John Lenyo, president and general manager, CAE USA.

Additionally, CAE said the U.S. Air Force exercised the option for the third year of aircrew training services on the KC-135 ATS program, along with upgrades, maintenance and support of all KC-135 aircrew training devices.

CAE also signed a 25-year contract to provide helicopter and fixed-wing aircraft training for an undisclosed Asian military customer. 

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