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CAE awarded $250 million training contract

March 23, 2010  By The Canadian Press

March 23, 2010, Montreal - Montreal's CAE Inc. has been awarded a $250-million federal contract to provide training services for new helicopters.

Public Works Minister Rona Ambrose made the announcement in Montreal today.

The flight-simulation company will provide training for 15 new military helicopters, Chinook CH147Fs, ordered by Ottawa last year.

CAE will help with weapons-system training, tactical flight training, gunnery training, and a virtual simulator.

The federal government ordered $1.5-billion worth of Chinooks from the Boeing Co. last year.



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